Monday, November 5, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a community of bloggers who link up to share what they are reading. To find out what other bloggers are reading, check out the host blogs: Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers. You can also follow on Twitter at #imwayr.

Recent Reads...

Mission Defrostable (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) by Josh Funk

As the previous two books in the series, the setting of Mission Defrostable is the inside of a fridge. This time there's a big, chilly problem - someone has turned the temperature way down and the entire contents of the fridge are at risk. When Agent Asparagus asks them to join a mission to find the villain, Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast accept the job. Agent Asparagus leads them to the freezer, but she suddenly disappears and Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast discover they have been duped. There is fun and adventure in this book, but it also highlights kindness and friendship as enemies turn into pals.

The Once and Future Geek (Camelot Code, #1) by Mari Mancusi

This book alternates between the 21st Century and the medieval times of King Arthur. Sophie and Stu are expert gamers who spend a lot of their time playing Camelot's Honor. What they know as a game soon becomes reality. When a valuable sword is accidentally dropped in a well, Sophie, Stu, and Arthur begin a time traveling adventure. Arthur, who is transported to the future, doesn't want to return to Camelot. Sophie and Stu know that if they don't get him back to the past, not only will history change but so will the world as they know it. This is an adventurous, fun twist on the legend of King Arthur. Thanks to the author for sending an advance reader's copy of the book to my book review group, #BookExcursion. The book publishes this month.

A Book to Look for in 2019

Ruby in the Sky by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

Ruby and her mother have just moved to Vermont, another stop on their search for a "forever home." Ruby prefers to be invisible, hiding behind her bangs and talking as little as possible. She is unhappy that her mother has dragged her to Vermont, but what's even worse is that they just arrived and her mother is already in trouble with the law. Ruby also wants nothing to do with the wax museum project her class is doing because she'll have to stand up and talk in front of others. When Ruby meets a neighbor, Abigail, a recluse and outcast, she is intrigued and finds out that there is more to this woman's story than the gossip around town suggests. As Ruby unravels Abigail's story, she learns the importance of standing up for oneself and others. Ruby is one of those characters readers will root for as she finds her courage and navigates the challenges of family and friendship. Her story is empowering and inspiring, showing readers that it's possible to move forward and that one's voice has power. Thanks to the author for providing my book review group, #BookExcursion, with an advance reader's copy of the book. This is one to keep an eye out for when it publishes in February.

17 comments:

  1. Kids just love Josh Funk's books! Have you had a chance to watch him read his books aloud? We went to see him read to kids at a local bookstore - the kids (and adults) were mesmerized!

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    1. No, I haven't, but he skyped with the first graders at my school a couple of years ago and they loved it!

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  2. The Camelot Code sounds like one many of my students would enjoy, especially those obsessed with fantasy-style books. thanks for sharing!

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  3. I read the Camelot Code this weekend as well! Hvae you seen her Gamer Girl? Clearly, she has some Geek chops! Sounds like you had a great reading week.

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    1. No, I haven't seen Gamer Girl. I'll have to look for that one.

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  4. Intriguing plot in The Camelot Code, and I like the description of Ruby In The Sky, will look for it! Loved Mission Defrostable! Thanks, Lisa

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  5. Hurray for Josh Funk, he's one of those authors whose not just extremely talented, he's also super nice and friendly too, so I'm always happy to see folks like that get the success they deserve!!

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  6. Ruby in the Sky is brand new to me and sounds very interesting and inspiring. I'm adding that one to my list right now. Have a great reading week, Lisa!

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  7. Ruby in the Sky sounds like the kind of MG novel I love to read. I can hardly wait to get to read it!

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  8. Hooray for Mission Defrostable! I loved it. Every book in that series is so fun and so wonderful!

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  9. OH, Ruby in the Sky does sound great. And that cover is quite eye catching!

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  10. Camelot Code looks like a book that my students who love Riordan will like :) Thank you for introducing it to me!

    Happy reading this week!
    Kellee

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  11. We loved all three of the Lady Pancake books at my school, so this was a pre-order, must-read for us. I will also look for both of the ARCs you mentioned. I have heard some good things about Camelot Code. Thanks for the post.

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  12. I am so incredibly delayed to the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series - haven't read any of the books yet! I have to find them in the library stat!

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