I can tell school started this week! The number of books I could read dropped dramatically, but the quality was excellent. I’m almost all the way through this year’s Young Hoosier Book Award nominees, and I have liked all of the so far. I had hoped to finish one more today, but it will have to start off my reading for September. I can’t wait to share my review of Rose later this week as part of a blog tour for its US debut. I’m also posting for a blog blitz for Tera Lynn Child’s latest book this week, too!
122) City of Orphans by Avi – The streets of New York City at the end of the 1900s were a tough place to be a kid.
123) Boy + Bot by Amy Dyckman, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino – a wonderful sci fi picture book
124) Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas – a graphic novel that weaves together the stories of these three remarkable scientists
125) Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson – a reread, this time for a faculty book club, that has many points to consider with the changes in education
126) Root Awakenings: Looking at Vocabulary through a New Set of Lenses by Lynda M. Summers and Kathryn Kersh Griffin – lots of ideas for teaching Greek and Latin roots
127) Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans – an exciting story with sci-fi, a secret school, and an evil plan for world domination
128) Rose by Holly Web – there’s a new magical orphan on the loose from the UK
My two favorites were Rose (fantasy) and Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 (science fiction). I can’t go wrong with those two genres. What were your favorite reads for August?