Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Monday, December 10, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's and YA version at Teach Mentor Texts.

Last week I finished Lair of the Bat Monster, the fourth book in the Dragonbreath series by Ursula Vernon.     This continues to be a super-fun series with nothing going quite the way you expect it to.  This installment has a great message and the bonus of an adult character (in addition to Danny's awesome parents) that both kids and grown-ups should love.

Next came No Such Thing As Ghosts, the next book in the series.  This one delves into the extremely bizarre realm.  Be warned though, it's scary enough that it was kind of creeping me out.  Definitely don't give it to anyone who's scared of clowns.  For kids who are always looking for a good scare, though, it's perfect. I love the introduction of Christiana, the junior skeptic.  She adds a lot to the series.

Book six is Revenge of the Horned Bunnies.  While this looks like just a silly romp with cute characters, there are some underlying messages of compassion for others that make it a good discussion book.

Finally, there's When Fairies Go Bad.  This is perhaps the most fanciful yet, but with plenty of historical information about fairy tales backing it up.  It's nice to see some of the supporting characters from previous books making appearances.

Lastly, I started the sixth Adlo Zelnick Comic Novel, Finicky by Karla Oceanak, illustrated by Kendra Spanjer.  I must say, Aldo's attitude is a bit trying in this one, but I'm guessing that he comes to his senses by the end and learns lessons about healthy eating and effective negotiation in one fell swoop.

This week, I'm finishing Finicky and continuing the series with Glitch.

What are you reading?


  1. I don't know when I'm going to start it, but the Dragonbreath series is now on my list from your last post about it.

    1. We have at least one school we work with where they can't keep them on the shelves, so they come recommended by kids too!

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