Well… I’ve been slacking a bit this summer… not so much with reading, but definitely with writing. I’ve decided to give my writing a kick-start with my new WordPress blog.
I’ve put a pretty good dent in my summer reading take-out box, but have yet to write about anything. So here’s a quick update on what I’ve tackled so far:
- Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury- Historical Fiction/Mystery. Egyptology, Napoleon. Grade 6 and up.
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman- Dragon Fantasy, Music, Families. First in a series. Grade 6 and up.
- Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger- Mystery/Humor, politics, friendship. Begs to be read while wearing a fake mustache. Great read aloud. Grades 4 and up.
- May B. by Caroline Rose Starr- Historical Fiction/ Novel in Prose. Survival, learning disabilities, life on the prairie. Grade 5 and up.
- Prairie Evers by Ellen Airgood- Realistic Fiction. Family, friendship, chickens. Grades 5 and up.
- Legend by Marie Lu- SciFi/Dystopia. Survival, rivalry, epidemics. First in a series. Grades 6 and up.
- This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel- SciFi/Horror. The apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, alchemy. A few gruesome scenes. Grades 6 and up.
- The Enemy by Charlie Higson- SciFi/Horror. Zombies, survival, rivalry. First in a series. A bit too violent for EHUE (Will not be at our library.) Grades 8 and up.
- Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz- Dark Fantasy. Orphans, puppetry, magic, witches, family. Grades 5 and up.
- The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin – Mystery/Humor. Search and rescue dog is asked by their mother to find two kidnapped chicks. Good read aloud. One of a series. Grades 4 and up.