Monday, July 27, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading?

At the moment, I am reading The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand.  I have to be honest, I totally picked it based on its cover.  I was intrigued by the creepy, old-fashioned gate on the cover.  So far, it reminds me a bit of Coraline by Neil Gaiman, which is a favorite of mine.  It is a little creepier and more suspenseful than I thought it would be.  I don't have a ton of time to read this week, as we are having company and getting ready for a big trip next week, but I am hoping to make some good progress over the next few days because I'm at a turning point in the book!

What are you reading??

Monday, July 20, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading?

At the moment, I'm reading A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord.  Just like her award winning book, Rules, she captures the voice of a 12 year old wonderfully.  The struggles and challenges of being a young girl, being raised by her grandparents, worried about her dog, and trying to navigate friendship in a small town make this book really relatable and fun to read.  

What are you reading? Let me know!

Monday, July 6, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading?

This week I'm reading The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.  This book won the Newbery Medal this year, and I can definitely understand why! It is written in verse (like poetry) and has a definite hip hop feel to it.  It is told from the point of view of a 7th grade boy who is really good at basketball, just like his famous basketball playing father.  So far I am definitely enjoying this book.  I keep picking it up to read "just one more chapter" and then reading for at least 5-6 chapters.  

What are you reading this Monday?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July!
Interested in reading about our country's independence?  Here are some great middle grade novels about the Revolutionary War and founding of the USA.

The Fighting Ground by Avi

Night Journeys by Avi
Attach of the Turtle: A Novel by Drew Carlson
Betsy Zane, The Rose of Fort Henry by Lynda Durrant

The Keeping Room by Anna Myers