Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney Review

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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid wasn’t awful, but not as awesome as I expected.

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinney follows Rowley Jefferson, a faDiary of an Awesome Friendly Kid by Jeff Kinneyn-favorite character from Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. In this installment (and potential spin-off series?) Rowley takes the reins and writes primarily about the history of his friendship with Greg.

I believe that I have read the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid a few years ago, but I did not pick up any additional books in the series, although I do hope to continue the series. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is well-loved by the age range of students that I teach and I enjoy reading books that motivate my students to read. While I have not read all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, I have seen three out of the four movies and greatly enjoyed them. I particularly enjoyed the character of Rowley because he remained unapologetically himself regardless of whether other people may label him as cool or not.

One criticism of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series that I’ve heard is that the series rapidly goes downhill after the first couple of books. Additionally, I’ve heard many reviewers voice concerns over the main character in the series, Greg, specifically for his treatment of the main character in this book, Rowley. From reviews that I have read of this book, many readers were disappointed because they view this book as a take on Greg’s bullying, only from Rowley’s perspective (see Emily’s review on Goodreads). While I do think Rowley’s voice in this novel, I was disappointed, like many other readers, that this story mainly involved around Greg with a promise to focus more on Rowley in the next book in the series.

Let’s start with the positives. I think one positive aspect of this book in Rowley’s voice and character. Rowley stays very true to himself and the character presented in the original series. All of his choices seemed consistent with his character. While some may dismiss Rowley’s naive nature as unrealistic for a middle school student, I think it allows him to make some humorous observations of people and situations around him. Like I mentioned earlier, I enjoy that Rowley always stays true to himself and I think he serves as a great role model for younger readers.

As a result, it disappointed me that so much of this book focused on Greg instead of Rowley. In this book, Greg becomes annoyed that Rowley also keeps a diary. Greg insists that Rowley turn his diary into a biography about Greg to be published when he becomes rich and famous. As a result, the book in a disjointed mix of events surrounding Rowley and Greg’s friendship, and like many reviewers point out, Greg’s terrible treatment of Rowley. By the time Rowley takes back ownership of the diary, it is only a promise to focus more on himself in the next entry. If I wanted to learn more about Greg, I would have picked one of the numerous books published about him already. I think many readers will be disappointed by the focus on Greg because it is not consistent with the book’s marketing.

While there were a few laugh out loud scenes in this book (the studying part made me crack up!), I was disappointed that this book did not follow a clear end goal and focused mainly on Greg. I give this book three out of five stars.

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Captain Underpants Review

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a review of Captain Underpants!

The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey follows two elementary school best friends who love to cause trouble and school and draw comics. After a prank at a football game lands them in major trouble, the two boys decide to hypnotize their principal in order to avoid punishment. Inadvertently, the turn their principal into their comic book creation, Captain Underpants.

Over the summer, I saw a full-length feature film of Captain Underpants was being released. Seeing the trailer brought me back to second grade where I devoured the Nancy Drew, Dear America, and Babysitter’s Club series. I distinctly remember seeing many of the boys in my class reading a series completely different than my own–The Captain Underpants series. With underwear and toilets slapped on the covers, my first though upon seeing a Captain Underpants book was ew, gross, or any unflattering word that a second grader could imagine.

Now, much older, I decided to give The Adventures of Captain Underpants a shot. Just from reading this series, I can tell you that I won’t be for everyone, especially parents put off by potty humor and boys that weasel their way out of trouble. However, after reading the first book in this series, I actually enjoyed the first book and can see how many younger readers would do the same.

I think the biggest aspect of this book that I enjoyed was the author’s personal connection. In the author’s biography at the end of the book, Dav Pilkey remembers how his story mirrors the characters in the book. Like the boys in Captain Underpants, Dav Pilkey also played practical jokes, created comics books, and caused his teacher’s strife who told him “to straighten up because he could never make a living creating silly books.” Additionally, Pilkey actually created the character Captain Underpants in second grade. I enjoyed learning more about the series’ creation and it made me appreciate this book even more.

Another aspects of this book that I really enjoyed was its interactive features. At one point in the book, you flip the pages really fast to “animate” the book. I can imagine young readers really enjoying this part of the book. I also enjoyed how the book also incorporated comics that the main characters made. As an adult, it was funny to see how they spelled certain words, the pictures that they drew, and the story lines that they created.

While Captain Underpants isn’t my favorite early chapter book, I have a greater appreciation for this book than I did in the second grade. It definitely isn’t for everyone, but it is a quick read with a lot of enjoyable features. I give The Adventures of Captain Underpants four out of five stars.

#ThrowbackThursday: My Favorite Middle School Back-to-School Books

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Last week, I talked about my favorite elementary back-to-school books. This week, I want to discuss my favorite middle school back-to-school books. In middle school, characters always face the uncertainty of fitting in, scary older classmates, and more difficult classes. Middle school characters going back to class are some of my favorites because they tend to be hilarious and full of heart. Here are my top picks:

  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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Wonder details a boy named Auggie with a craniofacial anomaly who starts his first year in public school. This is such a heartfelt story that could definitely be considered a modern classic. This book not only accurately depicts a middle school experience, but it also gives a powerful message important to readers of all ages.

  • Jessica Darling’s It List: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness, and Perfection by Megan McCafferty

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This book is a hilarious take on middle school with a spunky and likable main character. While many characters in this book are exaggerated, you can’t help but laugh since many of them resemble people you probably encountered in middle school. This book provides a good message paired with a fun story line.

  • The Mother-Daughter Books Club by Heather Vogel Frederick

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The Mother-Daughter Book Club is a fun and realistic series that focuses on four very different girls as the start middle school and are forced to bond over classic books by their mothers. All of the characters in this book are well developed and face scenarios that girls in middle school could face everyday. I recommend this book for anyone looking for a middle school read with strong female friendships.

  • The Boy Next Door by Laura Dower

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The Boy Next Door is a cute, lighthearted read from the Candy Apple series. This book focuses on a pair of best friends, one girl and one boy, as they start middle school. With new friends and new interests, their friendship starts to change. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a realistic, but easy to read, book that focuses on friendship.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney 

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How could I mention middle school back-to-school books without mentioning Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Even though elementary school students read this series, Greg starts middle school in this book and provides hilarious insights. These books are fun, easy to read, and provides so many memorable characters. Plus, the movies are equally hilarious!

 

What are your favorite middle school back-to-school books?

Top Ten Recommendations for People who Don’t Usually Read Middle Grade

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is a top ten recommendations freebie. For my freebie, I decided to focus on middle grade books. Usually, I read contemporary young adult books. In the past few years, I’ve really branched out with my reading. Some of my favorite books that I’ve picked up out of my comfort zone have been middle grade books. Middle grades books are humorous, full of heart, and filled with adventure. If you’re thinking about picking up a middle grade book, here are ten great places to start (any books with reviews will be linked to the title):

 Sincerely, Sophie; Sincerely, Katie

I picked up Sincerely on a whim at Dollar Tree from only $1. I anticipated a cute and a fluffy story, but the two books in this collection were a lot deeper than I expected! Sincerely deals with very relevant issues and handles them well. Each character is extremely deep, well-developed, and realistic. I recommend this for anyone looking for a deep, well-written, and incredibly realistic contemporary book.

Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream

Like with Sincerely, I picked up Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream on a whim at Dollar Tree because I recognized the author’s name. Similar to Sincerely, I expected a cute and fun read, but read a much deeper story than I affected. Clara Lee definitely leans on the younger end of middle grade, but it explores an incredibly deep topic in an understandable way for younger readers. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a book that features a diverse main character and an important message.

  • Red Thread Sisters by Carol Antoinette Peacock

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I found Red Thread Sisters at my local library’s book sale at an incredibly low price. I was drawn in by the story line which promised an interesting story about a girl adopted from China as she adapted to life in the United States. Not only did this provide an interesting story, but it also provides a lot of informative information on the adoption process. Since the book’s author adopted her daughters from China, this book also is extremely accurate. I recommend this book to anyone looking for an extremely realistic middle grade book that features a diverse main character.

Moving Day (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls, #1)

I recommend the Allie Finkle series to anyone who wants to laugh out loud. Even though this is geared towards younger middle grade readers, I didn’t read this book until my 20s and I still find myself laughing out loud when I read these books. I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of humorous reads or any fan of Meg Cabot!

Jessica Darling's It List: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection

Like Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls, Jessica Darling’s It List is a laugh out loud middle grade series. I think this book will be perfect for people hesitant to read middle grade books because it may feature a character that you’ve already seen in a young adult series. (Plus, the movie is currently available on Netflix!) If you’re a fan of the young adult Jessica Darling series, this would be a great place to start in middle grade!

The Great Shelby Holmes (The Great Shelby Holmes, #1)

The Great Shelby Holmes is the perfect middle grade book for anyone looking for a mystery! In my opinion, this is one of Elizabeth Eulberg’s best books in terms of writing, characterization, and plot. Every aspect of this book is so clever. As an adult, I even struggled to figure out the mystery at the end! I recommend this book for anyone who wants something a little different than a contemporary read.

Judy Moody Declares Independence (Judy Moody #6)

There are some Judy Moody books that I love and other that I don’t love as much. Judy Moody Declares Independence would have to be my favorite in the series! This book explores history in such a fun and creative way. Additionally, it points out biases in history and introduces a famous female figure in history that is often overlooked. I recommend this middle grade book for anyone who loves history and a book with a message!

September Surprises (Main Street, #6)

The Main Street series is a wonderful contemporary series that focuses on a small town. In this series, you get to know the characters extremely well and each book takes places around a special time of the year. These books are written so beautifully and are written by an author that many people have read when they were younger. I would recommend this series to anyone looking for middle grade books with a classic feel.

Wonder

Wonder is such a heartfelt book with a message that everyone needs to hear. One of the great aspects of this book is that it includes so many points of view, so readers really can see how one person can affect so many. (Plus, the movie is coming out later this year!) Really, I recommend anyone to read this book.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

Percy Jackson and The Olympians is the perfect middle grade series for fantasy fans. Rick Riordan does a fantastic job of weaving mythology through this book and I absolutely love how he sets the story up. Percy is a hilarious main character and I love the little jokes thrown in the books that older readers pick up on. This is such a loved middle grade series, and it’s no surprise why!

 

What middle grade books do you recommend?

Red Thread Sisters Review

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Red Thread Sisters is a middle grade book that will definitely pull at your heartstrings.

Red Thread Sisters by Carol Antoinette Peacock follows Wen, a Chinese orphan adopted by a family in America. Wen’s new life in America is drastically different than the life in her orphanage and she struggles to adjust to her new life. Then, Wen discovers that her best friend from China, Shu Ling will not be adoptable in a few weeks due to laws in China. If Wen does not find a family for Shu Ling, and quick, then Shu Ling’s hopes of finding a family and Wen’s hopes to reunite with her best friend will be lost forever.

I picked up Red Thread Sisters on a whim at my library’s local book sale last summer. With an interesting plot, diverse characters, and middle grade status, it seemed like a book that would have a good message and lots of heart. After finishing this book, I can say that my instincts were correct. Red Thread Sisters possesses a solid story line and great insight on adopting a child from a different country.

One of my favorite aspects of this book was the author’s personal connection to the topic. In the author’s note, Carol Antoinette Peacock explains that she adopted her daughters from China and wanted to write a novel that accurately captured the adoption process and adapting to life in America. As a result, Peacock managed to inform readers of the challenges and heartbreak of children adopted from China, but also delivered an authentic and interesting story line. Furthermore, Peacock’s provided very detailed descriptions of life in the orphanage that I could picture in my head. Even though readers may come in with their ideas of what it looks like, it’s very heartbreaking and eye-opening to see what daily life is like for the children who live there.

Another aspect that I enjoyed about Red Thread Sisters was Wen’s character development. Wen was a complex and well-developed character clearly impacted by her life at the orphanage. At first, Wen is completely rigid and only wants to please her family in order not to be sent back to the orphanage. When Wen arrives in America, she is completely overwhelmed by the large houses, schools, and choices in clothing that she often exhibits socially awkward behavior. Wen authentically dealt with the new experiences that she faced. I also appreciated how the author developed Wen’s relationship with a new friend at school and a new sister. Since Wen’s best friend, who she considered a sister, still lives at the orphanage, Wen feels guilty and struggles to form new relationships. Nothing came extremely easy for Wen which resulted in a very character-driven book.

I also appreciated how the author incorporated Shing-Lu’s story. While it was heartbreaking, it really opened my eyes to a lot of issues in the adoption system. Shing-Lu is an older orphan with a physical disability which means she is often not featured on adoption websites along with thousands of other children deemed “unadoptable.” Even when Shing-Lu is featured on a website, the description isn’t incredibly detailed and fails to really humanize her. The book also informs readers of many laws without descriptions that would confuse young readers. Once Shing-Lu reached a certain age, she was legally considered “unadoptable” and would be removed from the orphanage completely. When Wen’s brother was born, she was sent to the orphanage when her family moved to the city with stricter birthing laws. I think reading this book will reveal a new point of view to readers and encourage them to advocate for other children like Wen does for Shing-Lu.

Overall, I was extremely impressed with Red Thread Sisters and definitely would recommend it to readers looking for an authentic book featuring diverse characters and a perspective on both American and Chinese cultures. This book made me smile, broke my heart, and made me want to learn more. I give Red Thread Sisters five out of five stars.

Library Book Sale Haul 2017 Part #4: Middle Grade Books

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For the past few weeks, I’ve talked about my biggest book haul ever (over 200 books!) at my local library’s book sale. This week, I’ll be talking about middle grade books that I scored at the sale. I definitely have a soft spot for middle grade and I was lucky to find some great reads at this year’s sale! Here are the middle grade books that I purchased and my thoughts on them:

  • Confessions of a Bitter Secret Santa by Lara Bergen

This is a part of the Candy Apple Collection which is a collection of middle grade books targeted towards girls which I absolutely adored when I was younger and now! To see my current ranking of Candy Apple Books, check out my Final Countdown Friday!

  • Heroes of America: Martin Luther King Jr. by Herb Boyd
  • Heroes of America: Benjamin Franklin by Jack Kelly
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney

I’m always on the lookout for Diary of a Wimpy Kid books to add to my collection. I know these will be popular books in my classroom library one day!

  • The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes: The Best is Yet to Come by Anne Mazer
  • The Ultra Violets by Sophie Bell
  • Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

This is a book that I was extremely excited to find at the book sale. This is a newer book and the copy I found was in excellent condition. I didn’t see this on the first day of the sale, so I’m glad that I snagged it on the $5 bag day.

  • Johnny Swanson by Eleanor Updale
  • Six Innings by James Preller
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
  • The Meanest Doll in the World by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin
  • The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  • The School for Cool by P.G. Kain
  • White Fang by Jack London
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • 4 Kids in 5E and 1 Crazy Year by Virginia Frances Schwartz
  • The Secret Language of Girls by Frances O’Roark Dowell

I’ve seen this book everywhere and remember friends reading it when I was younger. I’m glad that I finally picked it up and can read it for myself!

  • The Roald Dahl Quiz Book by Richard Maher and Sylvia Bond
  • Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
  • Lunch-Box Dream by Tony Abbott
  • Saving Zasha by Randi Barrow
  • Socks by Beverly Cleary
  • Old Yeller by Fred Gipson 
  • The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
  • The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

I really want to read The Chronicles of Narnia series, so I’m happy that I found two of the books at the library book sale.

  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

I read both The Wednesday Wars and Walk Two Moons for a course in college and absolutely loved both of them. I’m very happy to add these two books to my collection!

  • The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements
  • Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit by Paula Danziger
  • Time Warp Trio: It’s All Greek to Me by Jon Scieska

 

What book deals have you found recently? 

Thrift Store Book Haul #9

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Recently, I went to a local thrift store and Goodwill. I found some great books at really low prices! Here’s what I found:

  • Biscuit’s Birthday by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
  • The Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing

The Night Before picture books are so cute. I’m glad that I found another one!

  • The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang

I love finding picture books that make math fun! This will be a great book to add to my collection.

  • A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
  • Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle

I actually found these two Eric Carle books when I searched the books at Goodwill a second time. I’m glad that I looked again because these books are BEAUTIFUL and in perfect condition!

  • Philppa Fisher’s Fairy Godsister by Liz Kessler

I saw this book was by the author of the Emily Windsnap series. I haven’t read that yet, but the plot sounded cute, so I picked it up!

  • Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
  • Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
  • Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey
  • Captain Underpants #3 by Dav Pilkey
  • Captain Underpants #6 by Dav Pilkey

I remember seeing tons of people reading this series when I was in elementary school. When I saw a few at the thrift store, I knew I couldn’t pass them up! I know the movie is coming out soon, so I’ll have to try to read one before it comes out.

  • The Magic Treehouse #5: Night of the Ninjas
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I’ve checked this book out so many times from the library, but still haven’t read it yet. Now that I have my own copy, I can read it whenever I want!

  • Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

I’ve wanted to read this book since it came out a couple years ago. When I saw this book in perfect condition at Goodwill, I couldn’t pass it up!

 

What are some of your recent deals on books?

The Brittany Awards Part Two: Middle Grade Books

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Throughout the month of December, I am awarding my favorite books that I read throughout 2016. There are four categories (picture books, middle grade books, young adult books, and overall favorite books) with 5 winners and 3 honorable mentions in each category. Last week, I chose my top five favorite picture books (see the winners here). This week, I will choose the winners for my top five middle grade books that I read in 2016.

For each winner, I will include a link to the review, my rating, and an excerpt from the review (if there is a review of the book on my blog). For middle grade books, I decided on a top six with two honorable mentions. Here are my choices for favorite middle grade books of 2016, in no particular order:

1.) Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

“Percy may be a Half Blood, but the book about him is full of action, humor, and heart.”

2.) Jessica Darling’s It List: The Totally Not Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness, and Perfection by Megan McCafferty (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)

Jessica Darling's It List: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection

“Megan McCafferty did the perfect job of capturing the middle school voice and creating characters and situations that are extremely relatable. I think this book is hilarious, but also provides meaningful advice to the book’s target audience.”

3.) Judy Moody Declares Independence by Megan McDonald (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)

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“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of moodiness.”

4.) Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)

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“Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream was a cute fall book that was surprisingly deep. Going into this book, I didn’t expect to uncover a really deep message, but I think Jenny Han did a great job of tackling an interesting theme for younger readers.”

5.) Wonder by R.J. Palacio (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)

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“Wonder by R.J. Palacio is an inspirational middle-grade novel with well-developed and authentic characters…”

6.) Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls: Moving Day by Meg Cabot (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)

Moving Day (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls, #1)

“I absolutely LOVED this book. Allie Finkle was a hilarious protagonist with sass and spunk.”

 

Here are my honorable mentions for the middle grade category:

1.) Miss Popularity by Francesco Sedita (★ ★ ★ ★)

Miss Popularity (Miss Popularity #1; Candy Apple #3)

“While the main character, Cassie Knight, embodies the Texas girl stereotype, she is also a great role model for girls.”

2.) Sincerely by Courtney Shienmel (★ ★ ★ ★)

 Sincerely, Sophie; Sincerely, Katie

“When I picked up Sincerely, I was expecting a fluffy and lighthearted book, but it was much deeper than that.”

What was your favorite middle grade book of 2016?

November Wrap-Up and December TBR

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This month was crazy in terms of school work and Christmas shopping, so I didn’t really get much reading done. However, even with finals quickly approaching in December, I definitely want to get some books read.

Here is what I read in November:

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!

“While I think this is a fun book to read with your family on Thanksgiving, it is definitely not my favorite in the series.”

Here’s what I hope to read in December:

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning

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  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #2: The Reptile Room

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  • A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window

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I hope to do a series of A Series of Unfortunate Events reviews before the Netflix series comes out, but I need to read them first!

 

What books are on your December TBR?

Thrift Store Book Haul #6

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Recently, I visited a few local thrift stores and Goodwills to find some good deals on some great books. Here’s what I found:

  • Twelve by Lauren Myracle

I remember seeing this series in stores and wanting to read them. I glad that I’m starting to find them in thrift stores so I can read them now!

  • The Cupcake Club: Peace, Love, and Cupcakes by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk

I read the first few books in a similar series, The Cupcake Diaries, and was extremely disappointed because I love cupcakes! Hopefully, this series will leave a better taste in my mouth.

  • Dear Dumb Diary: Am I the Princess or the Frog? by Jim Benton

I also remember seeing these books in stores and always wanting to read them. I saw the Dear Dumb Diary movie and thought it was HILARIOUS, so hopefully I love the books just as much.

  • Alice: Starting with Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle

I love Eric Carle books and they are perfect additions to my future classroom library.

  • Sandy Seal: A Tale of Sea Dogs by Suzanne Tate
  • Mary Manatee: A Tale of Sea Cows by Suzanne Tate
  • Sir Cumference and the First Round Table by Cindy Neuschwander

I remember doing a sample lesson plan on this book for my math methods class two years ago. I couldn’t pass this one up when I saw it in the thrift store!

  • Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

I loved the first Percy Jackson book, so I can’t wait to see how his next adventure plays out!

  • Amelia Bedelia First Day of School by Herman Parish
  • American Sisters: Crossing the Colorado Rockies by Laurie Lawlor
  • If you Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff

I LOVE Laura Numeroff’s books and dogs, so I’m glad I found a copy of this book in such good condition!

  • The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff

 

What deals have you gotten on books recently?