Saturday, May 18, 2024

Pay Attention, Carter Jones - book recommendation #iLoveMG

This is part of my continuing series, #iLoveMG , where I share middle grade books that my fifth graders recommend. (Please note that my fifth 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 fifth graders.) Or check out #3rdfor3rd for recommendations from when I taught third grade.

Pay Attention, Carter Jones

Recommended by Anonymous

The book I’m reading is Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt. It is about a kid named Carter Jones. His dad is in the army, so his mother is always taking care of them. But one rainy day a man rings the doorbell. Carter answers the door, and standing there is a tall man who talks in a British accent with queensley manner. Or in other words, a butler. 
I liked this book because it was very funny and interesting. I rate this book as 4.5/5 stars. I recommend this book for anyone who likes funny and can’t-stop-reading books.

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

Needs some Raina Telgemeier readalikes?

Smile, Sisters, and Guts by Raina Telgemeier are megahits in the graphic novel world. Earlier, I suggested a roundup of realistic fiction graphic novels. This selection of readalikes is a bit wider ranging, including graphic novels and prose novels. 

If You Like Raina Telgemeier ... 

Smile, Sisters, and Guts by Raina Telgemeier (series)
Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
Stargazing by Jen Wang
Roll with It by Jaime Sumner
First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez
When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, and Iman Geddy
Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgel

What are your favorite graphic novels?