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Books I've Been Reading...
The Boy and the Blue Moon by Sara O'Leary
On the night of a blue moon, a boy and his cat go on a walk through the forest and it turns into a magical journey to the moon and back. This is a story about wishes and imagination. The boy and his cat also realize that their home is the place where they are meant to be. The illustrations, mostly shades of blue, are gorgeous. A magical and lovely read.
Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds by Abby Hanlon
I have been a Dory fan since the first book was published. Dory is slightly mischievous, but funny and imaginative. In this book, the fourth in the series, Dory has her first loose tooth which leads to an adventure involving her imaginary nemesis who is posing as the tooth fairy. This series continues to entertain. Thanks to the publisher, Penguin Random House, for providing my #BookExcursion group with an advanced reader's copy of this book.
Enginerds by Jarrett Lerner
Kennedy and his friends have named themselves the EngiNerds because of their love of science and technology. Kennedy finds a box of parts that assemble themselves into a robot and soon there is an army of robots which the friends must defeat. With an engaging, humorous, and action-packed plot, this book has lots of kid appeal. Humor related to bodily functions will definitely be enjoyed by many middle grade readers. Readers who have an interest in science will also be able to relate to the the characters in the book.
You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
Charlotte and Ben play online Scrabble with each other and, although they live miles away from each other, they form a friendship that extends beyond the game they are playing. Both Charlotte and Ben are dealing with family issues and having a hard time fitting in at school. The connection Charlotte and Ben make shows the power of reaching out to others when in need and how one person can make a difference in another's life. For middle grade readers also dealing with challenges in their family and school lives, this will be a book to which they can relate. I received an advanced reader's copy of this book thanks to the publisher, HarperCollins, at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.