It’s Monday, April 17 – a day to remember the first battles of the American Revolution or run the Boston Marathon or catch up on errands and work on the summer reading list. As much as I would love to be able to run the Boston Marathon, I chose the reading list!
The highlight of the day was seeing this:
While looking at a review on Amazon, this sequel to The War That Saved My Life popped up as a recommendation, and I jumped out of my chair to do a happy dance. It won’t be out until early October, but I am so excited and am wondering if anyone else is interested in a midnight publication party. The Newbery-Honor winning The War That Saved My Life is one of my all-time favorite middle grade novels. And this cover is so beautiful.
In other news…
A popular Cat named Pete is about to get his own TV show on Amazon. The animated series will feature the voices of Elvis Costello and Diana Krall as Pete’s parents.
If you’re summer plans include a trip to New York City, check out Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway. It opens next week so I haven’t seen reviews, but I know it includes songs from the 1971 movie.
If you’re going to be in London between October of this year and February, plan to visit the British Library for a special exhibit: Harry Potter: A History of Magic. Here’s a link to the exhibition website:
The movie based on Nicola Yoon’s young adult romance novel, Everything, Everything opens on May 17. I really loved this book as an adult, but I would have been obsessed with it as a teenager!
The school book fair opens tomorrow morning, and among the other treasures are this summer’s community reads. Inly has a three-year curriculum which guides my thinking about our summer reading. Next year’s focus is on world culture so the titles below were selected to initiate a year of learning about people and places around the world. Here are the books our students will read before joining their new classes in September:
Children’s House – Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
Grades 1-3 – How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Rising 3rd Graders – Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina
Grades 4-6 – Dumpling Days by Grace Lin
Rising 6th Graders – The Liberation of Gabriel King by K.L. Going
Grades 7-8 – The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez