Although I have not been able to read as much as I planned, Armchair Cybils has been a delight to participate in. It has lead me to find some new reads and authors. My children have enjoyed having new reads to add to their lists as well.
I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora was a quick read. It amazingly kept disappearing from my desk. My 15 year old daughter kept snatching it to read. Thankfully she never lost my place and I did finally get to finish it. Definitely recommend this one! Middle Grade Fiction
We are currently reading The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier as our read aloud. I began reading it for myself but quickly decided it was one I wanted to share together with my children. Everyone is enjoying this one; including my five and seven year old. I love their discussions on how this Victorian ghost story will end. You will want to put this one on your list to read. Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction
100 Things That Make Me Happy by Amy Schwartz is a simple text that presents 100 things that little ones will delight in. I shared this read with my 3 year old and 5 year old. It was a great hit with then and they enjoy looking at it on their own. Fiction Picture Books
Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic by Leslie Kimmelman is a fun retelling of when the British royalty visiting the Roosevelts. And what did First Lady Roosevelt serve? Hot dogs, of course! My hot dog loving crew enjoyed this yummy peek into history. Elementary/Middle-Grade Non-Fiction