It is Monday and again I am joining in the meme over at Mentor Texts.Hop on over and join in over at the Mentor Text Blog. Just click on the picture
The Recruit, by British writer Robert Muchamore, the first in the Cherub series, which was first published in about 2005. I read this because I noticed a few of my boys were into this series. They have now left my class and I wondered was this a series to push for boy readers coming into my class this year?
Simple answer, yes. It has action, adventure and spy missions. I would label it in the 'easy' reading sphere in terms of reading ability needed. A little like the Anthony Horowitz series, which is similar 'easy' reading. It will hook in boys. There are a lot more in the series, with a second related series.
I would love to know of any similar 'easy' reading that is totally engrossing for girls. Surprisingly enough, I have a few girls I really need to 'hook in' to reading.
These holidays I seem to be reading books recommended by my students. Having read a few posts this week about putting on your door what you are reading, I am looking forward to putting up on my classroom door what I read in the holidays and who recommended me to read them.
So this week I will be reading Guitar Highway Rose by Brigid Lowry, a New Zealand born author. This book is recommended to me by Simone, who is a very wide ranging reader, who is total nerd when it comes to reading! And I might add a talented musician, artist and writer!