Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer Reading

If you are looking for some summer reading, here is Gilbert Public School's Battle of the Books reading list for 2011-2012.  Most of these books, if not all, were awarded the Newberry Medal or Honor.  My homies and I selected The View From Saturday, The Lightning Theif, and Everything on a Waffle for our summer reading.  We're also reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, because, you know, it's the greatest American novel, according to mi Amor.

Happy reading!

Frindle by Andrew Clements
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Bunnicula by James Howe
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
The View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop

P.S. This post is dedicated to Jill Ison.

P.P.S Finding Daddy by Louise Plummer, the book my homgurl is holding in this picture, is a suspenseful thriller that your teen won't want to put down.


  1. Thank you for posting this reading list... I always wonder what other peeps are reading. =) Much appreciated!

  2. yay! a post dedicated to me :) !!! what an honor!! Thank you so much for this. I don't know how I am so out of the loop. I made kassidy a summer reading list but I think i may have gone a bit far with 'wurthering heights' haha!!! I will be revising it for her. poor kid.

  3. P.S. If you felt someone staring at you - at Costco yesterday, I will confess now (unless you are considering a restraining order, then nope, wasn't me!). I was shopping with my clan, and you walked on by. It was seriously like a star-sighting. =) I was giddy.

  4. Jamie, I didn't notice. I was there about 5 times yesterday. Did you see me with my family, and how my husband had to run and grab the toilet paper because I forgot to buy it? Then my kids begged for the caramel apples, and we had to go back and grab those, too? I wish you would have come and said hi and then we could have hugged and been BFFS for life:)