Posts Tagged ‘New books’

I’m slightly embarrassed to admit it, but I struggled to find new book to read after we all read Wonder this fall.

I couldn’t help comparing every book to what I still consider a masterpiece of middle grade fiction.

So, how did I dig myself out of my non-reading hole?

I went back to my favorite reader’s advisory tools: NoveList K-8 Plus,, and Goodreads. I scanned  lists, read reviews, wrote some titles down, visited the Bangor Public Library and local bookstores.


One title in particular showed up on lots of “best” lists, and bookstore shelves, Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. But something about the title didn’t hook me. There I stood, in the middle of Briar Patch bookstore downtown, and I thought… these reviewers must know something I don’t…yet. So I bought the book, and needless to say, I’ve found another masterpiece of middle grade fiction.

Readers, please do me a GIGANTIC favor and visit Ms. Sloan’s website and download the first chapter of Counting by 7s, and then tell me whether you are interested in reading the rest of the book by taking the poll, below!

New books!

Posted: December 1, 2011 in Reading
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There are new books available in the Media Center–thanks to some leftover book fair points!  So, instead of placing the new books on hold the old way, I’ve decided to try something new. The titles are listed below and are hyperlinked to their InfoCentre record where you can place the book on hold using your patron ID. (the links will only work at school)

From Bad to Cursed by Katie Alender       Crossed by Ally Condie     Fire World by Chris D’Lacey

First Kill by Heather Brewer    Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O’Roark Dowell   The Underdogs by Mike Lupica

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini   A Web of Air by Philip Reeve    Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick   Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool