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Last Week's Reads

Because of Mr. Terupt
4 of 5 stars
Audio version -- love the varying perspectives of this realistic story about a teacher who breaks the mold and how he changes his students for the better
Heaven Is Paved with Oreos
4 of 5 stars
ARC copy - publishes in September Great middle school story line, but fans of DQ may already be too old
3 of 5 stars
not my favorite GN, but the story did improve
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom
5 of 5 stars
Great combo of graphic novel and traditional book filled with laughter and adventure. My 7 year old son loved it!
That Is Not a Good Idea!
Typical amazing Mo Willems! Expect lots of laughter!
The Real Boy
4 of 5 stars
Excellent fantasy world
The Dream Thieves
5 of 5 stars
Worth reading a bit to get hooked on book 2 of The Raven Cycle! Due out mid September 2013
#Summerthrowdown continues....

I'll be reading a lot this week, I hope! 
My stacks of books have grown this summer thanks to friends, ALA, library shipments and nErDcampBC, so I'll be reading whatever strikes my fancy. :)
Happy reading!



  1. I promised my just barely eight year old nephew a new book (or I should say my sister ... cause he whipped through Captain Underpants). I keep wavering between Frankie Pickle and Melvin Beederman.

    I'm a little jealous you have Dream Thieves. I must show patience. ;)

  2. Rob Buyea (Because of Mr. Terupt) came to my school as a guest speaker last year. He was fantastic for middle schoolers!
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  3. Really looking forward to reading The Real Boy. I just love that title. I don't know how I could have forgotten about The Dream Thieves. it's my next Net Galley read. I just downloaded it for my lunch-break read. I must get "That is Not a Good Idea" I am such a Mo Willems fan and I suppose many students are too because there are the number one books to go missing off my book shelves.

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  5. We read "This is not a good idea" and loved it. The ending has a surprise twist and kids simply love it!

  6. The Murdock looks vaguely interesting. You've been busy!

  7. I love the variety you have here. I am very interested in Because of Mr. Terrupt. Have a great reading week!

  8. Looks like you loved what you read this week! They all look great. Love Mo Willems's book- it is so clever! And I hope to get to The Real Boy very soon. As I haven't read Raven Boys yet, I can't read Dream Thieves, but all the hype makes me want to read Raven Boys even more.

    Happy reading this week :)

  9. I would love to get my hands on a copy of The Real Boy. Everyone who loved Breadcrumbs says it is even better--which is a tall order in my book....

  10. I keep meaning to read Because of Mr. Terupt based on a Nerdy Book Club earlier. I have the Raven Boys on audio waiting for me. Your reading week looks great!

  11. I'll be hopefully starting Breadcrumbs after finishing Eleanor & Park and I can't wait to get my hands on The Real Boy. I wasn't that impressed with This is Not a Good Idea!

    1. I adored Breadcrumbs and liked Real Boy. I really appreciate the humor of Mo Willems.


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