Saturday, July 28, 2012

Book #18 and 19 of 2012-Done!

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate, is a beautifully written book that I read for my Summer School Intervention. It is based on the true story of a real gorilla in the Zoo Atlanta. According to the publisher, this book is appropriate for children ages 8-12. Although some of the material is way over the head of most children, it is one you should read aloud to your children. Another suggestion I have that is a wonderful read-aloud is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. I read it to my students every year. It is the story of a toy rabbit who learns what's really important through loss. Impeccably written by Ms. DiCamillo, who is an amazing writer. I strongly suggest both for classroom reading. I dare you not to cry in either book! MUST BUY for both books.

In the Bag, by Kate Klise, was a gift from the FABULOUS Liz and Lisa over at Chick Lit is Not Dead. I hope you will follow their blog for your own chance to win books such as this one. In the Bag is a story about two parents, and their teenagers whose paths cross multiple times. There's a bag mix-up, and the story that ensues is wonderfully written. It was a quick read, and the story line is engaging enough to keep you up late nights just to see what happens to Daisy and Andrew. It truly makes you want to grab a bag, and go travel. This is Kate Klise's first adult novel, and I would say it is very well-done. I'd say Buy it if you are in the market for a paperback, otherwise it is definitely a check-it-out. Well, that's it for now, folks. It's almost back to school time, so I wish you all a blessed weekend. See you back here soon.


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