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Standing in line
On February 2 we had the pleasure of hosting Jeff Kinney. He is the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Standing in line with my nephew and sister was only part of the story. A librarian friend of mine brought a number of young men to the event. It got me thinking: What do we read next? I thought about it, did a little research (asking my nephew, cousins, friends, readers and other staff members). I came up with the following:
- Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson. This series is the adventures (or more appropriate, the misadventures) of Rafe Khatchadorian. The trials, tribulations and quirkiness we call Middle School is humorously portrayed.
- 39 Clues by various authors. From Patrick Carman to Gordon Korman to Linda Sue Park to Jude Watson this series is fun and interactive! You collect the cards, win the game, and prizes!
- How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. As Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III travels the world of what it means to be a good Viking, we laugh, cry and enjoy the crazy adventures of our beloved (if not a not so-Viking) hero!
- Vordak the Incomprehensible by Scott Seegert. Evil mastermind Vordak the Incomprehensible shares his knowledge with other super villains. The world of superheroes (and villains) will never be the same!
- Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell. Follow Nikki Maxwell as she tries and figure out the world of eighth grade.
- Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow. Best friends Lydia and Julie are have one goal: to crack the code of popularity!
- Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. Nate has found lost balloons, books, slippers, chickens, even goldfish. So there is no mystery he won’t take on!
- Last Invisible Boy by Evan Kuhlman. Finn Garrett tells the humorous story of how he begins to disappear. Illustrated and perfect for the “middle schooler” in us all!
- Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce. Nate is a sixth grader who has a lot of problems. But a magic fortune cookie promises his lucky will change!
Now that you have list in hand, come on down to the Northshire Bookstore…you’ll be glad you did! (And while you are at it, if you haven’t read Diary of a Wimpy Kid, or need one to complete your collection, you can get that too!)
After a long day of cruisn’ through the various adventures in life (Indiana Jones has nuttin’ on me), nothing hits the spot like…chocolate. But once you say chocolate that’s all you need say. So this page is dedicated to a few of my other passions: alligator wrestling, bull riding, reading books (big books, little books, picture books, no pictures books, even little black books), listening to music (from A to Z and back again) and a variety of other things. So take a minute to browse some of my faves and I hope they become some of yours.