Back in January I came across a tweet from Carrie Gelson at There's a Book for That. A group of readers was making a list of books that must be read in 2014 - because they were not read in 2103. My list of must read books can be found here.
Here it is July and I am at the halfway point of my Must Read in 2014 list. During this second quarter of the year, I read 6 books bringing me up to 14 out of the 28 books on my list. I guess you could say I am right on track!
It would be hard to pick a favorite out of these eight, but all of them are amazing choices for middle grade students. In the captions, I have written why I enjoyed these books.
|Loved this fantasy, which is a genre I typically|
do not enjoy.
|Loved this book for its appeal to boys.|
|Loved this book because of the way|
Valerie Hobbs "wrapped it all up" in the end.
|This book reminds me Wonder and|
Out of My Mind - how can I NOT like it!
|Loved the tangle of story lines|
and how Lisa Graff pulled everything together.
The cake recipes are a bonus!
|Loved the format of writing the story through |
journal entires and the relationship
between Ratchet and her dad.