40 Book Challenge Page One

One page out of three total pages is complete with books I have read for the 40 Book Challenge. My focus was books from the Childrens Room and a few from the Teen section.

Picking up from the last posting about the 40 Book Challenge, I finished Nancy Drew Girl Detective #9, 10, and 11. These books are graphic novels about one of the world's best girl detectives. If you're looking for the next step up from The Nancy Drew Notebooks and Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, try the Nancy Drew Girl Detective Series before tackling the great original series by Carolyn Keene.

An older reader retelling of Little Red Riding Hood can be found by...

author Debbie Viguie in Scarlet Moon which is part of the Once Upon a Time series. These books are housed in the Teen section, because they can be darker then the Childrens Room childhood fairytale. If you're ready to start reading Teen fiction, I would recommend the Once Upon a Time series. To search for all the titles available in the web catalogue, search under "Once upon a time (New York, N.Y.)" in the title or series category.

 I returned to graphic novels for the next three entries --

BC Mambo by Erik Craddock which is the first book in a new series called Stone Rabbit.

Houdini the Handcuff King by Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi Fantastic read with historical information in the back. Houdini always said that he was from Appleton - a few miles down the road from Menasha. It's a fun chance to read about local history.

No Girls Allowed by Susan Hughes another fun historical graphic novel. For more reading about girls who lived as boys in their time period, Susan lists books in the back.

For the last entry on page one, I returned to Childrens Fiction with Please Write in the This Book by Mary Amato. Please Write in This Book encourages students to write in the Writing Corner notebook during Center Time at school. It's a story of students arguing and working together to create a story. A fun read filled with different personalities and pictures. And on a side note, Mary Amato also wrote a humorous picture book called The Chicken in the Family.



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