Wednesday, April 20, 2016

If You Like Cleopatra in Space ...

This semester, my students are sharing book reviews in a different format, linking one book they thought many people in the class might have read and another that would appeal to a reader of the first book. (Please note that my third graders read a wide variety of books across a wide variety of genres, levels, and topics. Do not think that these books are "only" for third graders.)

This "If you like ... read this next ..." format was inspired by the We Need Diverse Books summer reading series. They used the format to encourage people to find and read diverse books, so all of their "read this next" choices highlight great, diverse book choices. You can find their posts here on their Tumblr page.

If You Like Cleopatra in Space ...

By: Evelyn

If you like Cleopatra in Space, then you should read The Courageous Princess series by Rod Espinosa.

Both book series have a princess in them that is not like a wussy princess but way more adventurous.

I would recommend these books to anyone who likes mysteries and is willing to read a book about a courageous princess!

If You Like Cleopatra in Space ...

By: Caroline

If you like Cleopatra in Space, then you should read Bee and PuppyCat.

These are both really good series. Bee and PuppyCat is a comic, and it has a LOT of really cool stories in it! Here are the reasons I like it:

1: Lots of cute pictures

2: Really cool and adventurous


4: It's just super awesome!

P.S. Book 3, The Secret of the Time Tablets just came out. In our classroom, kids are reading it three at-a-time!

Looking for more book recommendations? Check out the #3rdfor3rd tag for book recommendations written by my third graders about their favorite books or the Read This Next tag for more recommendations like this one!


  1. My daughter and I loove the Courageous Princess! Rod Espinoza's amazing. He also illustrated a version of Alice in Wonderland that my daughter and I are huge fans of. -Sarah from

    1. Thanks, Sarah! Sounds very cool, thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the idea of getting kids to make read-alike and further reading suggestions!


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