What I’m Reading for the 10th Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge

Are you ready for the Tenth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge, starting tomorrow?

48hbc_newI’ve pulled out four books so far, two young adult novels and two nonfiction titles. If I run through those, I have several dusty prospects waiting on the shelves. (Linked titles and images go to Amazon, where I am an affiliate.)

Strange Relations by Sonia Levitin

Age Range: 12 and up
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0375837515
ISBN-13: 978-0375837517

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (May 19, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 006229010X
ISBN-13: 978-0062290106

 

Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treatby Kay Frydenborg

Doesn’t this look absolutely yummy?

Grades 6-8
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (April 7, 2015)
ISBN-10: 0544175662
ISBN-13: 978-0544175662

Rust: The Longest War by Jonathan Waldman (adult)

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 10, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1451691599
ISBN-13: 978-1451691597

Have you seen any of these books yet?

What books are you going to read this weekend?

Disclosures: All of these books are from the library. Also, I am an affiliate with Amazon so I can provide you with cover images and links to more information about books and products. As you probably are aware, if you click through the highlighted title link and purchase a product, I will receive a very small commission, at no extra cost to you. Any proceeds help defray the costs of hosting and maintaining this website.

The Tenth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge is Coming Soon!

Are you ready for some intense summer reading? You might want to check out the Tenth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge, coming June 19-21, 2015.

The 48 Hour Book Challenge is an informal and fun reading marathon. You choose the books you want to read (from middle grade to adult level), read as many hours as you can during that particular weekend, and share what you’ve done via social media.48hbc_new

I have participated in this reading challenge in the past. It is a wonderful way to meet new people interested in books, clear some titles from your TBR list, and to stretch yourself a bit by learning what others are reading.

Visit the host blog, MotherReader, for complete details of how to participate and to sign up.

Hope to see you there!

Are You Reading Aloud Tomorrow?

Tomorrow is the first Wednesday in March, which means it is World Read Aloud Day (March 4, 2015).

litworldWRAD15logo-webThe website has plenty of suggestions for participating in the classroom and in the community. Also, there is a free picture book to download.

I’m heading off to the library soon…

Do you think you will participate?

Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library: Nonfiction in Honor of Dr. Suess

Today, March 2, 2015, is what would have been Theodore Seuss Geisel’s 111st birthday. It is also National Education Association’s Read Across America celebration to promote literacy. To participate, in addition to pulling out Green Eggs and Ham, why not share some fantastic nonfiction with titles from the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library?

The Cat in the Hat might not be the first book/character that comes into mind when you think of nonfiction, but it should be.¬† The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library blends the fun cartoon characters and rhyming text of classic Seuss with well-researched, high quality nonfiction. It is a winning combination!

Although the series has been out for some time, try these new titles:

Out of Sight Till Tonight!: All About Nocturnal Animals (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) by Tish Rabe

The Cat in the Hat character takes¬†Sally and Nick (with Thing 1 and Thing 2) on a learning adventure visit with nocturnal animals, such as bats, owls, raccoons, and kiwi birds. Explore why some animals’ eyes shine at night or how bats find their food in the dark.

Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
Series: Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (March 24, 2015)
ISBN-10: 0375870768
ISBN-13: 978-0375870767

Once upon a Mastodon: All About Prehistoric Mammals (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) [Hardcover] by Bonnie Worth

Did you know that sloths have ancient relatives that were giants, as big as elephants? Learn all about the Ice Age mammals and early humans, too.

Can You See a Chimpanzee?: All About Primates (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) by Tish Rabe, illustrated by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu

In this title, the Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Nick to Africa and Asia where they discover all sorts of primates, from tiny tarsiers and tamarins to giant gorillas. Learn the difference between an ape and a monkey along the way.

The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library has a nonfiction title on virtually any topic you can imagine. Pick out one to share with young readers today!

Disclosure: I am an affiliate with Amazon so I can provide you with cover images and links to more information about books and products. As you probably are aware, if you click through the highlighted title link and purchase a product, I will receive a very small commission, at no extra cost to you. Any proceeds help defray the costs of hosting and maintaining this website.

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Looking for more children’s nonfiction books? Try the Nonfiction Monday blog.