The secret thing I know about ideas is that once they sproing into your head you have to grab them fast, or else they get bored and bounce away.–Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
My mother interrupted us by giving me a head of lettuce and the salad spinner and handing my father the spoon to stir the chili. This is because she is a really big fan of the Little Red Hen story. Anyone who expects to eat something in our house should expect to help make it.
–Clementine, Friend of the Week by Sara Pennypacker
Cookies, hamburgers, pizzas, doughnuts, cupcakes, apples—you name it, all the good stuff is round.
–Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Less than a week left in my book a day challenge. In a way, I can’t believe it. Time really does fly when you’re having fun, and, with so many adventures and stories piling up around me, it feels a bit surreal that I’ve accomplished so much reading in so little time!
This week I’ve added:
20. Falcon’s Egg by Luli Gray
21. Your Mother was a Neanderthal by Jon Scieszka
22. The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
23. The Classy Crooks Club by Alison Cherry
24. Dear America: A Light in the Storm by Karen Hesse
25. Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker
26. The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
27. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Question of the Day: Who are your favorite hidden gem/under-appreciated authors?
I am lucky that way: great ideas are always popping into
my head without me having to think them up.
-Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
A trip to the library this week means my stack of finished books is a little less impressive, but the new titles I picked up are providing plenty of incentive to keep up with my goal of reading a book a day.
Freshly added to the stack this week:
14. The Power of Poppy Pendle by Natasha Lowe
15. The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant
16. Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka
17. Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
18. Clementine, Friend of the Week by Sara Pennypacker
19. Dear America: So Far from Home by Barry Danenburg
Question of the Day: What genres do you read when you need a break from the usual?
I’m working my way through a personal challenge to read one book every day in May. This, of course, works best if I pick shorter books. So far, I’ve had pretty great luck with finding some amazing lower middle grade books.
To date, I’ve read:
- Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
- The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
- The Fish in Room 11 by Heather Dyer
- Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
- Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne
- Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Question of the Day: What are your favorite lower middle grade stories or chapter books?