Here's what my boys are into - a couple of MG boyish recs :)
And then when we were out Sam spent some of his savings on the Do It Yourself Book. I absolutely recommend them!
Sam spent an afternoon scribbling away in this - I haven't read it, haha, apparently it's PRIVATE :)
|opening in book one|
Book five is coming out in November (and the boys are planning to buy it...)
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
I read a couple of chapters of this out loud to all three of my kids every day. They loved it. It's right in the pocket for their age level - they love hearing about kids just a bit older than them getting caught up in all sorts of ridiculous and embarrassing situations. They laughed a lot and snickered at some of the stupider characters. Funny funny stuff.
The story is presented in case files for all different characters and each case file has a slightly different voice/feel to it - which was perfectly fun for reading aloud and getting dramatically carried away with. There's cartoons scattered throughout and instructions on how to make your own origami Yoda.
This book is so original - a paper origami yoda that gives advice to middle school kids and possibly uses the force? Crazy genius. It really is made of win :) Plus, Yoda always talks in Yod-ese: "
Awesome post on designing the book cover for Origami Yoda
Sam bought this Star Wars book for Reuben - I think because he wanted it for himself, haha. They love stuff like this - copying the pictures and flipping through it in bed.
My parents visited and let my kids choose something at the shops (anything: toys, dvd's, etc - both my boys went straight to the book section :) and Reuben chose:
Reuben also got some Doctor Who activity books :) You can't go wrong, eh? :)
Any cool middle grade books you've read recently?
Any you recommend that you think my kids would love?
(my boys are 8 & 9 and my girl is turning 6 this week)