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Styling Librarian: What Are You Reading? 6/3/12
Thanks to: TeachMentorTexts for the inspiration! Thanks to Jen and Kellee for the meme! I’ve had a wonderful reading week with a few new books read, decided to focus on the novels I enjoyed instead of picture books. I did read quite a few picture book treasures this week and am featuring some on the video I created celebrating books I enjoyed this past month.
The Bell Bandit by Jacqueline Davies
Loved reading this book. Could be a stand alone. Enjoyed the characters, touching situation with the grandmother losing time/memory, think it would be a wonderful read-aloud. I recommend watching a Get Smart episode with students during the reading.
Summary: Siblings Evan and Jessie must solve the mystery of a missing cherished family treasure while coming to terms with their beloved grandmother’s unsettling behavior.
The Phantom of the Post Office by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise
Loved this new addition to the 43 Old Cemetery Road series. Fabulous book. Highly recommend. I still fall for the character names. Wonderful mystery although I was slightly confused with one component, but overall, good new mystery. Fabulous format that I love, never tire of…
Summary: With the impending closure of the post office, the transition to the new communication system VEXT-mail is anything but smooth for the human and paranormal residents of Ghastly, Illinois. Story told mostly through letters.
World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky
Really enjoyed this book, captivating. Fascinating. Disturbing. Quite a slap in the face of reality with how earth is being treated and where we are heading.
Summary: Describes what is happening to fish, the oceans, and the environment in the early twenty-first century, explaining how commonly-consumed fish, such as tuna, cod, and salmon, are disappearing; and discussing the impact of overfishing on other species and the effects of fishing on the oceans.
Now I’m starting:
A Hero for Wondla by Toni DiTerlizzi
Summary: Raised underground by a robot, twelve-year-old Eva Nine finally finds all she ever wanted in the human colony of New Attica, but something very bad is going on there and unless Eva and her friends stop it, it could mean the end of life on Orbona.
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