The job I've had in the PTA for the past six years or so has been to head up the book fair. We usually do a Scholastic book fair and have a great time promoting it, doing book talks for the kids, and running it for two different weeks in during the year.
So, it's coming up again in October and we've been given the list of books that Scholastic will be pushing this time around. Today, I went to track down a few of them at the library. I wasn't very successful, but I did come home with these books:
Incantation by Alice Hoffman
Things Hoped For by Andrew Clements
The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Han
Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney
Ones I put on hold:
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Igraine the Brave by Cornelia FUnke
Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
Paint the Wind by Pam Munoz Ryan
Rules by Cynthia Lord
The Homework Machine by Dan Cutman
Diary of a Whimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Flush by Carl Hiaasen
And now I just realized that Things Hoped For is a sequel so I need to go back for:
Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
So, that should keep me busy for the next little bit!
It's kind of like my own little intense month-long book challenge... to read as many new-ish YA novels advertised by Sholastic Book Fairs as I can!
Anyone read any of these and have anything to say about them?