Last week, I read:
1- The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy - the ups and downs of a family through one school year. The is a 5-star middle grade novel, not to be missed.
2- The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy - the adventures of Margaret Hubble, 12, as she begins Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches. An old favorite from 1974 that's being reissued, also for middle grade readers.
3- El Deafo by Cece Bell - the story of a girl who loses her hearing at the age of 4, it is a graphic novel for middle school readers based on the author's actual experiences.
4- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. In this autobiography told in a series of free verse poems the author tells about growing up in the 1960s and 1970s as an African American living in South Carolina and Brooklyn.
I also read:
1- The Winter Hoses by Philip Kerr - a 15 year old Jewish girl in the Ukraine tries to save the only two horses of a rare breed from being killed by the Nazis, exciting and suspenseful.
2- The Light in the Cellar by Sarah Masters Buckey - an American Girl mystery from 1944. Molly and her friends try to solve the mystery of who is stealing the precious, rationed sugar from the Red Cross and other places. Well-researched back matter tells what life was like for kids in 1944.
3- Christmas Truce by Arron Shepard - tells what really happened during the WW I Christmas Truce of 1914 in a fictional letter from a soldier to his sister, based on actual letters and other documents.
This week, I am going to have much chance to read because I am getting ready to go on vacation to San Francisco, but I am hoping to read the following:
That's my reading week, what are you reading?