It’s SPRING BREAK! What are you reading? 4.2.13

What Are You Reading? was first hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. If you’d rather follow folks who are reading books for grown ups, you should follow her Monday meme. I will be (mostly) participating in the kidlit version of this meme (at least I think so….right now).

Happy Spring Break, school friends!

I just got back from visiting my grandmother in Upstate NY. There isn’t a whole lot to do there (including no Internet access), so I was able to get LOTS of reading done. Here’s what’s what –

In Print:

Three Times Lucky by Turnage – FINISHED! I have been trying to get through this book for awhile. I started it over the summer…did not finish. Tried listening to it…did not finish. An entire 3rd grade class RAVED about it, so I made it a POINT to finish and I am so glad I did. GREAT story! Some of it will make you laugh out loud. I love the main character, Mo. She cracks me up – especially during the funeral scene. You’ll have to read it to find out what was so funny!

Small As An Elephant by Jacobson – FINISHED! So good. About a boy who goes camping with his mom and she leaves him (she needs to take medicine to stay chemically balanced, but does not always take her medicine). This story is about how he finds her and fends for himself. It even includes lots of elephant facts.

Amelia Bedelia Means Business by Parish – FINISHED! How can you not enjoy an Amelia Bedelia book? Cute, quick read. Made me smile. A new Amelia Bedelia series for those who still find her funny, but are ready for novels/chapter books.

Double Dog Dare by Graff 2013 – 2014 South Carolina Children’s Book Award Nominee. Started this one yesterday. So far, so good. About a girl and a boy who both want to be news anchor on their school’s morning news show and so they are double dog daring for a month to see who gets the job. There is also a serious plot line running through about divorce and single parent families.

I also read LOTS of magazines while at my grandmother’s house.

At school (last week):

Books by Phil Bildner, of course! Author visit = April 10!

At school (this week):




About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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