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Open A Book

It’s March 2nd, Read Across America Day.

A Collection of Books about Books, Clouds of Books, and Books Worth a Look, and one action figure.

And if you like reading about reading to find something to read, here’s a collection that we’ve used, to get inspired for a snuggle read-in. (Sometimes) our girls underline a title when read, & maybe put an initial, or a star, or just a √, + or .

Of course your interest might be to guide the journey of a fine young man try a Great Books for Boys or  www.guysread.com/  Or for find a book any teen, with a link to their current genre or interest. Or perhaps you would appreciate the input from an NPR/Seattle/Rock Star–your almost personal librarian–Nancy Pearl.

I mean she has an action figure and an impish global love of books that bubbles with each interview she gives and in each book she writes about more and more BOOKS!nancy pearl actions figureExamples: example 1

example 2If you might still be looking for a title to dive into, here are four books I would highly recommend.

10 Minutes till Bedtime by Peggy Rathmann. Graphics in saturated colors made for giggles. It’s more that just a lovely ‘tuck in time’ read. Take a moment to notice with your reading buddy the hamsters on each page, they each have a distinct role can you find them all? One always has his head stuck in something, another has a balloon, and another a camera, etc. What are those hamsters up to?  Also Peggy Rathmann works in characters from her other books (also fabulous) Goodnight Gorilla and Officer Buckle and Gloria.

Holes by Louis Sachar. So many wonderful ‘if this, and only this’, moments then become woven together in a story filled with a  curse, emotional and physical challenges, danger, and some laughs.

My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger.  In a house of readers, this has been reread many times.  A unique cast of characters we immediately started to root for. For our house, tuck it in your book bag at 12 or above. Could Julie Andrews be a guest star? Hmmm, you’ll have to read it to find out.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.  Engaging courageous historical fiction, with a keen surprise twist. A bit of a meander at the start but a suspense filled memorable adventure with a girl power vibe. (With four daughters, you knew that was coming,  right?)

And then . . . .Book Cloud

“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”

Garrison Keillor

cloud images from Tumblr

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