Monday, December 01, 2008

Skye recommends... (Spring '08)

Here is a summary of my then eight-year-old daughter's reading adventures from last spring:

~ Thanks to a friend, she discovered Sharon Creech. She read Granny Torrelli Makes Soup and Pleasing the Ghost. The second was her favorite.

~ For her school book club, she read The Westing Game and The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel) by Ellen Raskin. Such neat puzzle mysteries! Raskin is lots of quirky fun, and very clever.

~ From a stack of Maud Hart Lovelace Award 2007-08 nominees, she chose Lulu’s Hat by Susan Meddaugh. It's a short chapter book with a great, magical story.

~ We discovered a new Gail Carson Levine book: Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand. We read the first Levine fairy book together and really enjoyed it. She read this one on her own. Levine is a wonderful storyteller.

~ Read-aloud with me: Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. We both absolutely loved it.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I'm so glad you're sharing these, Caryl! Although "Fairy Haven" may not be what my boys are looking for, there are others that might be fun for them. "Pleasing the Ghost" looks pretty interesting. It's fun to see some titles/authors we're not yet familiar with around here.