Summer reading post

We’ve been out of school for four-and-a-half days. How many books have you read?

I’ve read 5, if you don’t count picture books with my son and daughter. That’s more than a book a day!

If you count picture books, I’ve read 26. That’s more than 5 books a day!

I love summer.

This post is for letting us know which great books you’ve devoured over the summer. I’ll keep you updated here, and I’d love to know what you’re enjoying!

Keep reading!

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5 Responses

  1. So, here we go. Maybe I’ll give you an update every Monday or so.

    This first week I finished:

    Sway by Amber McRee Turner. I liked it. Lots of crazy-sounding Southern talk.

    The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow. Very funny. Words and pictures, like Wimpy Kid.

    The Prince Who Fell From the Sky by John Claude Bemis. Loved it. See review.

    A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. A stunning story based on true events. A short but powerful book.

    Keep reading!

  2. Update #2. This week I read:

    The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen. Fantastic. A great mystery/adventure set in the Middle Ages.

    Racing the Moon by Alan Armstrong. Fun historical fiction in the time of rockets and space imagination.

    Flight Explorer, Volume 1 edited by Kazu Kibuishi. Graphic novel-style short stories. Lots of good ones, including ones featuring Zita, Jellaby, and Missile Mouse.

    Keep reading!

  3. Update #3. I didn’t update last week because I was camping. So the last two weeks, I read:

    Titanic: Voices From the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson. Great nonfiction.

    Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood. Fun historical fiction about civil rights and the deep South.

    Laika by Nick Abadzis. Historical graphic novel about the first dog in space.

    Claudia and Mean Janine by Raina Telgemeier. A graphic novel adaptation of the Babysitters’ Club. It was amazing! I never knew!

    A Passion for Victory by Benson Bobrick. Nonfiction about the Olympics.

    Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Super funny and crazy science fiction.

    On the Day I Died by Candace Fleming. Creepy ghost stories.

    Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky. New series about wolves in the Ga’Hoole universe.

    Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm. Really fun historical fiction about 1935 Key West, Florida.

    Whew!

  4. Update #4. Anyone else out there reading away this summer?

    Away by Teri Hall. A sequel to The Line. Okay for fifth graders, I think.

    The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech. This comes out in September, and it is great. But that’s to be expected, because it’s Sharon Creech.

    Babymouse for President by Jenni and Matt Holm. The latest installment of pink perfection.

    Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton. A biography/memoir about growing up Inuit in Northern Canada.

    The 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison. Fantasy series that’s kind of like Coraline or Artemis Fowl, but without the criminal mastermind and without the buttons.

    Keep reading!

  5. Update #5. Been a bit forgetful. Maybe this will be my last update of the summer. It’s a long one!

    One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Wonderful foster kid story.

    One Dead Spy and Big Bad Ironclad! by Nathan Hale. Great new sort-of-nonfiction graphic novel series. Reviewed on the blog.

    Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen. Pretty funny. Crazy kids.

    The PS Brothers by Maribeth Boelts. PS stands for Pooper Scooper. ‘Nuff said.

    Crunch by Leslie Connor. Fun story involving bicycles.

    Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur. Sad story about dealing with loss.

    Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead. Reviewed on the blog.

    Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham. Legal drama.

    The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood. Great new fantasy-ish series.

    3 Below by Patrick Carman. Second book in the Floors series. Good clean fun.

    I’ll probably finish at least 4 more books before school starts. You’ll have to ask me about them at school.

    Keep reading!

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