Thanks to Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts for hosting the meme “It’s Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA”.
Another week gone by without a lot of reading. Now that Tall’s school play, a fun version of Alice in Wonderland, is over, I’m hoping the schedule becomes a bit less hectic. Here’s to celebrating what I did read last week!
Click the book cover’s to be taken to Goodreads for a more complete synopsis of each title.
Kate Messner scores again with the second installment in her Silver Jaguar Society series. This time the Society’s junior members, José, Henry, and Anna are off to Costa Rica to help save the Society’s treasured Jaguar Cup. Lots of chapter ending cliff hangers await the reader as the kids try to outwit the bad guys in the jungle setting that includes venomous snakes, daunting ravine bridges, and zip lines. I love how the setting in this one presents its own challenges as the story evolves. Messner paints a vivid picture of the rain forest and the author’s note about her research process at the back should not be missed. The students that I share books with as the Book Fairy, loved Capture the Flag, so I’m so excited to hand off the ARC to them. My own fifth grader, who snatched this out of my to-read pile before I could get to it, also gives it a big thumbs up. And for the rest of you, it appears the release date for this one has moved up from April 1st, so look for it soon! (2013)
This week I continue . . .
I know everybody’s saying it, but this one is so worth the all the accolades. Non-fiction done right!
Next up . . .
For the Newbery Challenge . . . The 1941 Newery Medal winner
Do share what you are reading! Have a great week!