Wow! 150 nights of reading is almost here. I can hardly believe it. Please hand in your forms to the library beginning on Thursday and pick up your new 200 night forms. Students who have completed their forms will be recognized at our Celebration of Learning Assembly on Feb. 28th at 2pm.
What have I read in my latest 50 nights of reading???
There are three books I read recently that are now in our school library. I highly recommend them all.
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin is the companion book to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, a Newbery Honor Book. It is part mystery, part folk tale, part fantasy. School Library Journal described it as “a work that is nothing short of enchanting”. I recommend this book for students in grades 3-7.
Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier is a fantasy, adventure that I couldn’t put down. According to Quill and Quire, “Auxier’s novel contains plenty of scenes of the sort that make adults squirm with distaste while children wriggle with delight. Magic abounds, but is treated in a matter-of-fact manner, and the informal narrative style, reminiscent of Lemony Snicket, is entertaining”. I would recommend this book to students in grades 4-7.
Leisl and Po by Lauren Oliver is another fantasy, complete with ghosts, alchemy and a very wicked stepmother. I was transported to another world as I read this novel and hope that other readers join me. This book would be a great read aloud by teachers or parents for grades 3 and up. Older students who like ghost stories could read this on their own.
What have you read lately? Share your great reads below or come and see me in the library and let me know what books you love.