Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Reading

I am working my way through the 2012-2012 Bluebonnet nominees and I hope that you will join me!  Visit Weatherford Public Library this summer to start reading these books before August!  Here are the 2012-2013 Bluebonnet Nominees!
Just recently, I finished Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem. Lucy, the 13 year old daughter of the American Ambassador to Ethiopia, is tired of being confined to her house.  She wants to have more freedom and decides to sneak off with a friend.  She is kidnapped and held captive.  Fortunately, Lucy has a fondness for learning, and through reading has become knowledgeable about the region, including plant and animal life.  Will this knowledge help her as she attempts to escape?  You will have to read the book to find out!

Before school was out, I was able to read Postcards from Camp by Simms Taback to some of the 2nd and 3rd graders.  This is a fun read because of the actual letters and postcards that you can pull out from the book.  Remember to put them back so that the next reader can enjoy the book just as much!  Anyway, the book is a series of letters and postcards from a father and son.  This is the first time the son has gone to sleepaway camp and he is sure he will not like it.  His dad ignores his complaints and pleas to be picked up from camp.  How does the son handle this? Check out the book to find out!

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