Monday, July 2, 2012
It's Monday! What are you reading?
There's a new meme on the block, an offshot of that seasoned meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. The newbie is called It's Monday! What are you reading? - from Picture Books to YA and it is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts. The purpose is the same: to recap what you have read and/or reviewed and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week but with a focus on kidlit.
I have a number of books to read this week, some for this blog and others for different reasons. First up is:
This is an ARC I received from the publisher and tells the story of a young boy in the Norwegian Resistance during WWII from the beginning of Norways's invasion and occupation by the Nazis to the end of the war.
This is the story of an ill-fated ship carrying more that 900 German Jews to safety in Cuba in May 1939 seen through the eye of a 15 year old boy traveling alone. It is based on a true story.
Two fourth graders enter into a dare competition with each other and become bitter enemies unitl something changed all that and brings them together. I am looking forward to reading this since I used to be a girl who enjoyed a dare sometimes a little too much when I was younger.
This is the story of Glory Be an 11 almost 12 year old girl living in Mississippi in 1964, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, and how she becomes personally involved. I have been wanting to read this ever since I read about it at The 3R's - Reading, 'Riting & Research
A magical fantasy novel about a girl who discovers she has a magical power that can save not only her best friend and crush, but also her once great country Ravka. I have read there is a strong old Russia flavor to this book so I am looking forward to reading it.
The story of two boys living in a war-torn country who pick up a pretty yellow bottle while out playing only to discover it is an unexploded bomb dropped by plane by their country's enemy.