Since I wasn't blogging much from September through December I missed talking about some really great books and ones that were #booksmiles for me. One of the things that I realized I also wasn't keeping up with was recording all of my reading in Goodreads. I have to do this in 2015 because I didn't achieve my goal for 2014, according to Goodreads. But I keep coming across books that I forgot to enter, so I think I made my goal. That is why I kept my goal the same for this year. Here are three that I wanted to write about, but just couldn't during those months.
The first book is The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. This book was a lot of fun. The main character Miles, moves to a new town which does not make him very happy. He has been known as a prankster, but he comes to find out there is already one in his new town. There is enough hi-jinks to grab even a reluctant reader. I've got a few in mind to give this book to when it is published in January 2015. Also I learned a lot about cows in this book! Make sure you give this one a read, I don't think that you will be disappointed!
Every since I went to Alaska for a family vacation, and no it was not a cruise, I have loved puffins. So of course when I saw the book The Angry Little Puffin by Timothy Young I had to read it. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. The puffin in this story is very upset when everyone confuses him with a penguin. He is tired of explaining the difference over and over again. I love how this story is a great story on its own, but it also teaches a lesson about being alone and how to get over being angry. Don't miss out on this one!
Kirby Larson has become my go to author for good historical fiction. Until I started reading her books and a few others, I was not a fan of historical fiction at all! It was an section that I had a huge book gap. Lawson's book Dash is a wonderful historical fiction story! Click here for a summary on Goodreads. Mitsi, a Japanese American, has her life uprooted after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She with her family, but separated from her dog Dash. I couldn't wait to share this book with one of my students who I had in mind when I was reading it. I had a bit of a hard sell because she is a horse book kind of girl. But two days after starting this book she came to me and told me she loved it and asked if I had any more dog books like this one. Luckily I had Kirby Larson's Duke read for her. Make sure if you haven't read this one, you pick up a copy.