Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday5: Reading Streak - 5 Fab Middle Grade Reads

#Friday5 for March 14th: 
5 Fab Middle Grade Books

Many times when I read a great book, the next book on the TBR pile has a hard time living up.
But there have been a few times where I have experienced streak - a perfect line up of titles one after another.

I remember in early 2012 reading The Mighty Miss Malone followed by The One and Only Ivan, and then Wonder. I felt like every book I started to read was pure gold.

I have had a few of these reading streaks, and the books become connected to each other in my mind.

Rump, The Center of Everything, The Water Castle, and The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp will always be connected to each other because of another wonderful reading streak last summer when I read these titles back to back.

Over this past week I felt I have been on another fabulous middle grade novel reading streak.

Thank you to all the #nerdybookclub folks who kept saying this was one not to miss. You were right!

Magical Realism is where it's at!

Most recently I read The Garden of My Imaan by Farhana Zia
I cannot wait to share this with students in my library.
More books like this please!

And through it all The Bud and I have been reading aloud Mouseheart by Lisa Fiedler
If you ask The Bud to describe his perfect book he would say, "animals who go on a big adventure… with some fighting." Check, check... and check. 
Mouseheart has it all. 

Do you have books you associate with other titles because of reading them back to back?