Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Weeks 29-33: I Got a Little Lost

Somehow time sneaks up on you. It's been quite a long while since I actually put up some new books, so I thought I would take this opportunity to catch up. These are some of the novels and picture books that I've been reading lately:

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies is fantastic for everyone who has an annoying sibling. What starts off as a fun summer activity turns into a fierce competition as each sibling tries to outdo the other. Great for children who are competitive with each other.

Linda Sue Park always tells great stories. Her stories are definitely for an older-ish audience. The complex stories need a reader who is able to understand complicated story lines. A Long Walk to Water is based on a true story and tells of the hardships in Sudan. Readers will be interested in how two different stories can come together as one. 

Katherine Applegate creates a moving story of Kek, a Sudanese refugee entirely in free verse in the book, Home of the Brave. The story tells of Kek coming to the United States after witnessing the death of his father and brother. He lives with an aunt and cousin and must adjust to ways of life in Minnesota.