Posts Tagged ‘realistic fiction’

Summer holidays have only just begun, and yet I’ve stuffed quite a bit of reading into my days. Here’s a little stack of books I’ve enjoyed. I highly recommend all of them. Reviews to follow.

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I can’t believe the summer has passed and the new school year has begun. Children are everywhere and as always, the school year has begun in full force! I read many, many books over the summer and here was my number one favourite:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book about a teenage boy who moves to a new town with his abusive father. I am now eagerly awaiting the first book: the Wednesday Wars.

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

I highly, highly recommend this book. So funny. So sad. Mature content.

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Ida B

I am rereading this lovely story of a home schooled girl who not only talks to, but listens to trees. And brooks. At Seymour School, Ms. Gelson and I ran a book club with keen students at lunch. We have read many wonderful stories in the past 2.5 years and I just couldn’t imagine not participating. The book club, that now includes Strathcona’s own Ms. Shepherd-Dynes, is reading Ida B and I can’t help but read along. The book club started posting responses this year on the blog…

Some of our Book Club selections:

The Grave

The Skull of Truth

The Higher Power of Lucky, an award winning book, is currently in the middle of a censorship debate for the use of this word. I have to admit to being disappointed in some of my fellow librarians and teachers. And I highly recommend this book.

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