March 23, 2009

Reviews by 7th Graders

Our kids reviews have been published!

March 16, 2009

Next Meeting April 26, 2009

We will meet at Aaron and Janice's house.

We're reading, "How Angel Peterson Got His Name, " by Gary Paulson.

Possible future reads:

"The Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien
"Half-Moon Investigations," Eion Colfer
"The Invention of Hugo Cabret," Brian Selznik
"Sword of Shannara," Terry Brooks
"Leonardo's Shadow," Christopher Grey
"Elephant Run," Roland Smith

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March 1, 2009

What We've Read So Far

Eragon, Christopher Paolini
Chasing Vermeer, Blu Balliett
Hatchet, Gary Paulsen
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
Sea of Trolls, Nancy Farmer
City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau
Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett
Tangerine, Edward Bloor
The Thief Lord, Cornelia Funke
Fair Weather, Richard Peck
Al Capone Does My Shirts, Gennifer Choldenko
The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
Devil and His Boy, Anthony Horowitz
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card

March 21, 2008

Next Three Readings

Golden Compass, March 30, at Christine and Nick's
The Devil and His Boy, May
Adrift, September

September 23, 2007

More Ideas for Middle School Boys

Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Flush by Carl Hiassen
Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik
What-the-Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy by Gregory Maguire
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett
Half-Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer

August 19, 2007

Recommended Reads -- Adult

The Exception by Christian Jungersen

Be Near Me by Andrew O'Hagan

Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

June 5, 2007

New Book Ideas

Our next book will be "Fair Weather" by Richard Peck. We will meet at Janice and Aaron's house in September.

Other ideas for future reads:

Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War II by Joseph Bruchac
Oliver Twist, Tale of Two Cities, or something else by Charles Dickens
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Demonkeeper by Royce Buckingham
How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulson

January 14, 2007

Elinor Lipman

The What Should I Read Next? website suggests items you might like reading based on real readers' recommendations. I searched for Then She Found Me and these were the results:

An Inconvenient Woman - Dominick Dunne
Good Faith - Jane Smiley
Accidents in the Home - Tessa Hadley
Go Now
Nicotine Kiss - Loren D. Estleman
Year the Colored Sisters Came to Town - Jacqueline Guidry
The Resurrectionists - Michael Collins
My Journey: From an Iowa Farm to a Cathedral of Dreams - Robert H. Schuller
The Twins - Tessa De-Loo
The Eagle and the Rose: A Remarkable True Story - Rosemary Altea

November 20, 2006

Children's Book Week

Librarians at OCLC recommend some favorite children's books, including The Wool-Pack by Cynthia Harnett. The book is historical fiction set in England when Columbus was landing in the New World. Might be of interest to the boys since they're studying the European explorers.

November 15, 2006

New Books for January and March

In January, we will meet at Chris and Kyle's to discuss "The Wee Free Men" by Terry Pratchett.

In March, we will discuss "Tangerine" by Edward Bloor.

Enjoy reading over the holidays!

November 6, 2006

Maud Hart Lovelace Awards

Kids can nominate and vote on which books should receive a Maud Hart Lovelace Award. Check out winners and nominees!

Recent Suggestions

Eldest by Christopher Paolini
Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Crash by Jerry Spinelli
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu

October 28, 2006

Ann Patchett

The This One Next website suggests items you might like reading based on real people's recommendations. I searched for Bel Canto and these were the results:

Almost French: A New Life in Paris - Sarah Turnbull
The Red Queen - Margaret Drabble
Cavedweller - Dorothy Allison
Ship Fever - Andrea Barrett
Griffin and Sabine Trilogy - N. Bantock
Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
The Elegant Gathering of White Snows - Kris Radish
Gracious Plenty - Sheri Reynolds
The Nature of Water and Air: A Novel - Regina McBride
Asking for Trouble - Elizabeth Young

October 27, 2006

Jacqueline Winspear

The What Should I Read Next? website suggests items you might like reading based on real readers' recommendations. I searched for Maisie Dobbs and these were the results:

Birds of a Feather
World of Pies - Karen Stolz
Sunstroke - Marc Blake
The Chinese Shawl - Patricia Wentworth
The Road from Coorain - Jill Ker Conway
The Realms of Gold - Margaret Drabble
Another Polysyllabic Spree - Nick Hornby
A Far Off Place - Laurens Van Der Post
Wodehouse: A Life - Robert McCrum
To Love and Be Wise - Josephine Tey

Gary Paulsen

The What Should I Read Next? website suggests items you might like reading based on real readers' recommendations. I searched for Hatchet and these were the results:

Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School - Louis Sachar
The Legend of Luke - Brian Jacques
Salamandastron - Brian Jacques, Gary Chalk
House Harkonnen - Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
Running Out of Time - Margaret Peterson Haddix
Cruel & Unusual
Rose of the World - Jude Fisher
Someday Angeline - Louis Sachar, Barbara Samuels
Nobodies & Somebodies - Doris Orgel
Magic by the Lake - Edward Eager