Last Week’s Reading Adventures
Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson – A young adult adventure where a fourteen-year-old girl discovers an injured snowmobiler and must try to keep them both alive in the Alaskan wilderness when the injured teen’s directions back prove incorrect. This tile can also work for middle grade audiences though there are a few more mature jokes/references.
Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons by Jon C. Muth – This delightful read looks at the seasons and their changes through a haiku narrative. Not surprisingly, I loved the cat in the snow.
Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds – This upcoming picture book (April 2014) is going to be perfect for a friend and her toddler. Destructosaurus lays waste to his surroundings and it turns out something dear to him and to many children is the root cause of his tantrum.
Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts – This nonfiction picture book provides insight into some of the women of the American Revolutionary War period. I enjoyed learning new facts and stories in this collective biography, but I would have loved to see some sources as well.
The Price of Freedom: How One Town Stood Up to Slavery by Dennis Fradin – The community of Oberlin, Ohio takes action when an escaped slave that was part of their community is captured. It was a fascinating episode I had not heard of before.