I’ve heard good things about this book in various places, but I put it on my TBR list after listening to episode 17 of the What Should I Read Next podcast. I decided it had been a while since I’d read a post-apocalyptic book and it was time to check it off my reading list.
Genre: post-apocalyptic fiction
Length: 333 pages
Setting: various places in North America, near future Continue reading
I’ve seen this book listed several places as an excellent book for kids. I originally got it for Miss Adventure because it mentioned a Hogwarts feel to the story (and she’s read the entire Harry Potter series multiple times). I decided I wanted to read it as well because of the semi-sentient castle that would remake itself on a regular basis. That sounded like something fun to read about.
Genre: middle grade fantasy
Length: 225 pages
Setting: Castle Glower in the country of Sleyne, with medieval technology Continue reading
I’ve seen this book in several “best of” lists as a good read aloud or a good book for kids. I decided it would be a good change of pace for our last morning read aloud for the 2016/2017 school year.
Genre: middle grade fiction
Length: 316 pages
Setting: NYC, present day Continue reading
This is a book Cath from Fangirl refers to as her favorite series. It may be the book Cath is writing, or it may be canon from the series, but ultimately, it’s Rowell’s take on the characters Cath obsesses over in Fangirl.
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Length: 522 pages
Setting: mostly in and around the Watford school for Magicians in England, present day Continue reading
I’m not sure exactly where I heard about this book, but I know I put it on my list because it’s about a bookstore. Books about books or bookstores are one of my favorite subgenres.
Length: 288 pages
Setting: mostly San Fransisco and New York City, present day Continue reading
For American History Club, our latest topic is Civil Rights. I found this book for the kids to read.
Genre: middle grade historical fiction
Length: 320 pages
Font: Scala OT
Setting: Bumblebee, North Carolina, 1932 Continue reading
I happened to see this graphic novel at the library. I remembered enjoying Smile, and figured this would be a safe bet as well.
Genre: fantastical graphic novel
Length: 240 pages
Setting: Northern California, present day Continue reading