Hey everyone! After almost two weeks of vacation traveling, we are back with some great books that we read over the break and throughout June! Here are the new books we found that we liked:
-The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke: It's fun and very popular. For some reason I haven't read it until now. Set in Venice, Italy and with good characters and a solid plot, it's a good, well-written book. Find it in Fantasy ages 9+.
-Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson: I thought this was a very good historical fiction book, giving true facts about a horrible time in a fairly believable story. It's sad, but not too much so. Find it in Historical Fiction Ages 11+.
-The Homelanders series by Andrew Klavan: Action-packed with good Christian morals and values. It's very patriotic as well, although it makes it clear as well that America is not perfect. I enjoyed it. Find it in Action and Christian Ages 12+.
Btw, I hope you all are doing the summer reading programs at your local library. You can get free books or other cool stuff (yes, I think books are very cool). Also, there's a reading program at Barnes and Noble, where you can get a free book by reading 8 books. Here's the link for printing out the form, or you can just pick one up at the closest B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/summer-reading/379003570/. It ends in September I think. Also, if you're anywhere near Half-Price books, you can get a free 5 dollar coupon if you read 300 minutes in July. Here's the link for the program: http://www.hpb.com/community/fyb/. Have fun!
Amy, Faith, and Nathan Kim
Through this blog, we can keep people updated on new great books to read as they come out or as we read them. :)