An entire month has flown by since my last post! What has gone on in my reading life since then?...So much! The time between the January and March meetings for the Maine Student Book Award Committee are packed with reading. In January the committee created a "short list" of 118 titles- what we thought were the best of the best in middle grade literature published in 2013. When we regrouped in the middle of March it was time to discuss and cull that list of amazing titles down to about 40 titles. The work is extensive, exciting, and rewarding. I love my work as a committee member, and take it very seriously. Blog posts might have slowed down this past month, but my reading did anything but!
Some seriously happy Bookworms!
(Not all books are pictured)
Head here to check out my reviews for books found on the Maine Student Book Award list for 2014-2015. Please be aware of a couple of big things: First, these are my opinions, not the committee's opinions. Second, the grade level recommendations are based on my experiences with young readers, also my own opinions.
Books I Read this week:
The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos
Recommended for grades 4-7
What's my least favorite genre? Sci-fi! Looking back through my past posts will reveal a lack of science fiction titles. That being said though, I know that no genre is full of identical books, and here I am, saying that this sci-fi title wasn't so bad!
Set far in the future, humans are well versed in space travel, and have found a distant Earth-like planet which they want to inhabit. But humans are not the only ones in the universe after this planet-enemy race the Tremist are also after this new planet, and might steal Earth in the process of getting hold of what they want.
When the adults on board the spaceship are taken hostage, it is up to a group of students to put their training to the test to save Earth from the Tremist.
I'm Currently Reading:
A happy reading week for you! Thanks for stopping by!