English: Louise Arnold, a writer of Children’s Literature (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Four children reading the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Posts will be coming! I have read a couple of kids books over the summer. Mostly in preparation for the school year and teaching students about the library and its various uses. But, fun reading will ensue. I will plan to do reading club this year. Not like in years past but a real reading club. We will see what happens!
Have a student interested in Egyptian history and mythology? This is a great series of books for a lover of all things Egyptian. Theodosia is a special little girl who can see ancient curses and feel the mysticism around her. Sounds like fun, right? Poor Theo spends her days in her parents ancient Egyptian museum where her mother, the Egyptologist, and her curator father work, and at times, live. She has dedicated her life to nullifying those curse before they can harm her family and friends. Sometimes this is quite humorous, other times, not so much. She has a group of crazed fans who think she is the reincarnation of a goddess, a secret society watching her every move, a street urchin pick=pocket friend, and an irksome bother of a little brother who comes home from boarding school at the wrong times. Interesting facts, the author did the footwork, and fun watching Theo get out of her predicaments, especially with her very proper English grandmother.
Rick Riordan has done it again! New characters, brother and sister Carter and Sadie. New gods, EGYPTIAN! So cool! In three books Riordan explains the structure of Egyptian mythology, introduces the descendants of the pharaohs and magicians, and explains where they all went.
Carter and Sadie look nothing alike. Carter takes after dad, African American, tall and very attractive. Sadie looks like mom, tall and blonde with beautiful brilliant blue eyes. No one thinks they are related. They weren’t raised together because combined their magic is a bit explosive! Sadie was raised in England and Carter was raised all over the world. Unique and intriguing!
I am starting another series by Riordan now. Heroes of Olympus!
The family has a new house pet. It is an adorable white bunny they found while out at the movies on a dark stormy night. The current four legged residents are curious as the bunny was strange. Well, only Chester thought so as vegetables were mysteriously drained of their color. Overnight the family discovered their fresh produce had turned white. Carrots, beets, it did not matter. Chester was sure Bunnicula was to blame.
My students liked the book but were not that enthralled. Most read it in one or two nights and did not appear to be interested in reading any more of the series.
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