These are memes started by Teach Mentor Texts and Book Journey, and I'm excited to participate, along with many other bloggers, in reviewing books I read the previous week. I'll be reviewing picture books through adult books.
These are the books I read this week:
This a terrific book based on the author's family's experience of building a house in the country. Told from the older sister's perspective, it shows how hard work and a dream can bond a family together. I think kids would be interested in reading about the steps that go into building a house, then making it a home.
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This was a cute story about "Minor Mouse," a little mouse in London who doesn't have a name. He is being raised by his aunt Marigold who is a seamstress and sends him off in his new uniform to the Royal Mews Mouse Academy. Minor Mouse doesn't see the sense of an education. After he breaks one of the most important mouse rules, he's off on an adventure through the Buckingham Palace during the preparations of the Diamond Jubilee, Queen Victoria's 60 years of reign celebration. He eventually learns that for every human job there is a mouse who does it, too, and that leads him to discover who he really is. This audio book inspired my Nerdy Book Club post this weekend about my top ten books about mice. While I enjoyed Peck's mouse books, I'm ready for him to write his next one starring humans!
It was just announced that this book won the 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature!
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO
My family loves to read, too!
My 17-year-old just finished (for AP Literature):
What are YOU reading this week?