Alison's Book Marks has been taken over by Middle Grade readers this week!
I haven't caught up on my "It's Monday, What Are You Reading?" list in a while, but I thought now would be a good time to
brag share with you the books that my 8 year old has stolen borrowed from me in the past few weeks.
Before I begin, I have to say Hey! to Sheila at Book Journey, the hostess of this weekly meme. Sheila, I would try and talk like the kids, but all it does is make me sound like a mom trying to talk like the kids!
Anyway, so here are the books that the 8 year old has read, or started to read, in the last few weeks. I put a * next to the titles of the books he really liked.
*Cheesie Mack is Not a Genius or Anything by Steve Cotler (Random House, 3/22/11)
Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Knopf, 12/28/10)
Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Deception by Gary Paulsen (Random House, 3/8/11)
Rascal: A Dog and His Boy by Ken Wells (8/28/10)
*The 39 Clues: Book 1: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan (Scholastic, 8/9/08)
The 39 Clues: Book 2: One False Note by Gordon Korman (Scholastic 12/1/08)
The 39 Clues: Book 3 The Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis (Scholastic, 3/3/09)
The 39 Clues: Book 4: Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson (Scholastic, 6/1/09)
The 39 Clues: Book 5: The Black Circle by Patrick Carman (Scholastic, 8/1/09)
The 39 Clues: Book 6: In Too Deep by Jude Watson (Scholastic, 11/1/09)
*The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1) by Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic, 1/1/08)
*The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet, Book 2) by Kazu Kibuishi (Scholastic, 8/9/09)
Bone: Out of Boneville (volume 1) by Jeff Smith (Scholastic, 8/1/04)
*Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Graphic Novel) by Rick Riordan (Hyperion, 10/12/10)
He just started:
Science Fair by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (Disney/Hyperion, 2/8/11)
I know, I know, this is an insane list! He's in a graphic novel phase right now, which is great, because it's opening my eyes to some terrific options out there for middle grade readers (including some classics in graphic novel form, like Treasure Island!).
Many thanks to Clinton Book Shop for steering me toward the SIGNED copy of Science Fair - it's right up his alley!