Sunday, October 17, 2010

October 17, 2010

Sorry it's been awhile!

Favorite book of the past month:

Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt. Young adult romance. Beautiful. Love it. A must read.

Up a Road Slowly
(Although I don't really love this cover.)

Two great new books (and there are a bunch out there):

The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
The Cardturner
There are three swear words in this book, but other than that it's clean. Brilliantly narrated. Interesting and I don't even play bridge. Sachar is a master. Young Adult.

As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth
Quirky. Plotless. I loved it (once I got past the first twenty pages). Young adult.

For your girls:
Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel
Pies & Prejudice (Mother Daughter Book Club)
This is book four in the mother-daughter book club. These aren't amazing books. But still, they are fun, and they do expose middle grade girls to great literature.

Calvin and I have been reading The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, and Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath--all middle grade novels. All great. Adventure, Dogs, and Silliness.

And for the picture book set, I want to introduce you to Steve Jenkins, if you don't know him already. He is an author an illustrator. His newest book is Hello Baby by Mem Fox (illustrated by him) and is for very young children, but his nonfiction books are perfect for kids six and up.

Biggest, Strongest, FastestWhat Do You Do with a Tail Like This? (Caldecott Honor Book)
Hello Baby!

Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember

Happy Reading!

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