Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Grownups Like Lists

Hey guys, it's Carl. Darth Bill will get back on here one day but he's extremely busy these days. (I think he's laughing because no Jedi readers have written to us lately) I wanted to stop the ususal routine today and make a list of books that we and you have recommended so far. Let's face it--grownups like lists. Teachers and librarians especially. But lists do come in handy when you're trying to find things like good books. So I'm going to make a list today of all the chapter books that you and we have liked so far. Tomorrow I'll make one of the graphic novels, paperback series, and graphic novels that have everyone's written about. Make a copy of this list for yourself, your friends, and give copies to your teachers, media specialists at your school, and the people at your local library. These people are always looking for books boys like. And tell them about this blog. (But beware--it might be hard to print this from your computer. I'd highlight the list and hit "selection" on the print dialog box. Don't just hit "print"--you might get the whole blog!)

Chapter Books
  1. Wringer and Fourth Grade Rats by Jerry Spinelli
  2. Coffin on a Case by Eve Bunting
  3. The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick
  4. The Snow Spider (The Magician's Trilogy v.I) by Jenny Nimmo
  5. Lion Boy by Zizou Corder
  6. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse)
  7. The Island trilogy by Gordon Korman (Shipwreck, Survival, Escape)
  8. The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
  9. Awakening (v.I of the Quantum Prophecy) by Michael Carroll
  10. Key Lardo by Bruce Hale
  11. More Horowitz Horror:More Stories You Wish You'd Never Read by Anthony Horowitz
  12. The Missing Chums by Franklin W. Dixon
  13. Windcatcher by Avi
  14. Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

All right, I know it's a long list, but I hope it will be helpful. Tomorrow's list will be shorter.

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