Sunday, December 21, 2008

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...!

I hope everyone is managing to stay safe and warm as we have all sorts of interesting weather! With driving conditions hazardous, this is the perfect time for sitting inside with a great book. Right now I'm reading The Magic Half by Annie Barrows, a magical story about a 5th grader, Miri, who is sandwiched between older twin brothers and younger twin sisters. She always feels like the "extra" one in her very special family - until the day she has a very special adventure of her own. This is a perfect book for you Penderwick fans, or anyone who likes time travel stories.

My daughter, Pippa, is devouring the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage (Magyk, Flyte, Physik and Queste) which provide nice, meaty reads for fantasy lovers. She also took a detour into biography to read She Touched the World: Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer by Sally Hobart Alexander. This book, by an author who is blind and suffers partial hearing loss herself, talks about a remarkable woman who learned to communicate with sign language before Helen Keller and who was very famous in her own time.

What are you reading in the midst of this winter storm? Leave a comment and let me know!

1 comment:

library said...

I read three very interesting books over break. The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World (e.l. konigsburg), The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie), and Running with the Reservoir Pups (Colin Bateman). All are geared for middle and high school readers, and each book takes you on a unique series of twists and turns.