Tuesday, February 28, 2012

March Reads

Okay, this month is Children's books or (Tween) Books. My daughter is 12 and hates being called a child. Another thing about these books is they are not as long as most of the books I read I will be reading more this month. Here is this months reads

TITLE: Dear Dumb Diary, Let's Pretend This Never Happened
AUTHOR: JimBenton

SUMMARY Read the hilarious, candid, (and sometimes not-so-nice,) diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true...or at least as true as it needs to be.School was okay today. Actually, it was better than okay. Angeline got her long, beautiful hair tangled in one of the jillion things she has dangling from her backpack, and the school nurse -- who is now one of my main heroes -- took a pair of scissors and snipped two feet of silky blond hair from the left side of her head, so now Angeline only looks like The Prettiest Girl in the World if you're standing on her right. (Although personally, I think she would look better if I was standing on her neck.)

WHY WE CHOSE THIS: We read the dork diaries and wimpy kid diaries ( before we had this blog) We really liked them. So I saw this one I bought two of the books to see if we like them.

TITLE: Dear Dumb Diary, My Pants Are Haunted!
AUTHOR: Jim Benton
SUMMARY : They were just a soft, ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans until Jamie Kelly tried them on . . . Then they became a tight, scratchy, slightly smelly, and utterly ordinary pair of thrift-shop jeans with an embarrassing haunting problem. Do the pants have the power to soothe a vengeful beagle, vanquish The Prettiest Girl in the World, or make the wearer irresistible to the eighth cutest guy in the grade? Are the haunted pants so dazzling they can hurt and maybe permanently damage the eyes of onlookers? Or are the haunted pants just, well, haunted (which is kind of gross when you think about it)?

WHY WE CHOSE THIS: It is the second in a series. Hope we like them .


TITLE: The Maze of Bones (39 Clues Book 1)
AUTHOR : Rick Riordan

SUMMARY : Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her decendants an impossible decision: You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue.
Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 clues hidden around the world will reveal the family's secret, but no one has been able to assemble them. Now the clues race is on, and young Amy and Dan must decide what's important: hunting clues or uncovering what REALLY happened to their parents.

WHY WE CHOSE THIS:  My daughter asked for this book. It seems she has read one in school and really likes it.  I am looking forward to reading my daughters first pick. From my Monday shopping spree.


TITLE : The Mother - Daughter Book Club
AUTHOR  Heather Vogel Frederick

The book club
is about to get
a makeover....

Even if Megan would rather be at the mall, Cassidy is late for hockey practice, Emma's already read every book in existence, and Jess is missing her mother too much to care, the new book club is scheduled to meet every month.
But what begins as a mom-imposed ritual of reading Little Women soon helps four unlikely friends navigate the drama of middle school. From stolen journals, to secret crushes, to a fashion-fiasco first dance, the girls are up to their Wellie boots in drama. They can't help but wonder: What would Jo March do? 

WHY WE CHOSE THIS: I think we said we were going to read this before. Got side tracked with other books. So this month we are going to try again.
TITLE:  Heck Where the Bad Kids Go
AUTHOR: Dale Basye

SUMMARY : WHEN MILTON AND Marlo Fauster die in a marshmallow bear explosion, they get sent straight to Heck, an otherworldly reform school. Milton can understand why his kleptomaniac sister is here, but Milton is—or was—a model citizen. Has a mistake been made? Not according to Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness. She doesn’t make mistakes. She personally sees to it that Heck—whether it be home-ec class with Lizzie Borden, ethics with Richard Nixon, or gym with Blackbeard the Pirate—is especially, well, heckish for the Fausters. Will Milton and Marlo find a way to escape? Or are they stuck here for all eternity, or until they turn 18, whichever comes first?

WHY WE CHOSE THIS:  Loved the title and the cover.

That is it for this month. Look for updated Monday for the progress and any other news .

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