Monday, September 1, 2014

What Are You Reading?

“It’s Monday! What are you Reading?” is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It is a chance for book lovers to share their reading accomplishments as well as what is on the proverbial nightstand. She even does a giveaway. Subsequently Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Textsadded an opportunity for those reading kidlit to join the fun. Since I read both I will post to both. Check them out, join the conversations, and discover more great books.

Books marked with an '*' I would put in my classroom library.
Books marked with a '#' would be in an middle or high school library.

#  The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah
A boy named Raj lives in a village with his family with an idyllic lifestyle until a life changing event. The move changes his lifestyle and serendipitously has him meet a new friend, David. David is Jewish refugee interned on this remote island, but Raj has no idea what is happening in the wider world for this to matter.

*  Not A Box by Antoinette Portis
Maker Movement inspiration!

# Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
I really enjoyed following Callie as her life went from living with a single parent mom to being in a household. This book is about loyalty and finding one’s true self.

 Somewhere, Home by Nada Awar Jarrar
Set in Lebanon following a few families, with life in the mountain village being primary.

 Odd Girl Speaks Out by Rachel Simmons
Girls sharing antidotes about their experiences as bully and bullied.

*  The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
Hot off the press! An adventure of friendship and family with famous scientists acting as inspiration.

 Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
You have to be in a certain mood and have a particular sense of humor for this book as it is very quirky. If you like quirky this is a book for you. It starts with a vacuum cleaner turning a squirrel into a possible super hero.

 The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhiell
Another fantasy book with talking animals and magic throughout the adventure.

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