Please join me in a web chat with 2011 and 2010 Newbery Winning authors, Clare Vanderpool and Rebecca Stead.
My trials and tribulations working on my blog for Bloggiesta including my permalink fiasco. Also, please join me at BlogFrog’s Random House Read and Play Community kicking off tomorrow.
Thank you to author Jacqueline Houtman for the Giveaway of The Reinvention of Edison Thomas. Please leave a comment with the reason why you want to win. The most compelling comment will win. The winner will be picked in one week. I will confess that I have been thinking and working on this post for MONTHS. The gist in my mind was science-y books that are NOT non-fiction, that make science fun and accessible, and excite a child’s imagination. Yep, it’s taken a while to find enough books that fit this criteria to make it to 10 but I think these are worthy of this list. What do you think? What non-fiction science-y books do you and your children like? Are there enough to actually make this a new children’s lit. genre? Now THAT would be exciting!
My fifth grader just finished A Wrinkle in Time** which is a dominant theme in Steads’ book. I had been at the library and found it on the librarians recommended shelf and thought if my daughter loves Maximum Ride so much she just might like a childhood favorite of mine. She did love it but she found Stead’s book to be too scary.
Our school librarian at our elementary school always has a shelf dedicated to these books and there is a challenge to the the 5th Graders to read the entire list. The reviews are from the Acton Memorial Library.