Just the mention of back to school seems to send everyone into a blizzard of "gotta finish this, gotta do that" before school starts again. If you didn't get a chance to check out our August Book Club and still need great recommendations for your reading log, check out the club here.
For the children who actively read books all summer long, I applaud you! Standing ovation! Our book authority, Erik Weibel, of This Kid Reviews Books, had this to say about his August Book Club recommendations:
Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods
This book is hilarious! Percy Jackson’s point of view on common Greek myths is one of a kind, and full of wit. I find it completely funny that Percy explains all the myths in the modern language of a teenager. And that he also wise-cracks at the gods’ antics. I was laughing out loud at this multiple times! I think that Mr. Riordan has written a fun story that will get kids interested in the Greek gods and their myths. I was a bit surprised at the size of the book (meaning the physical size of it - it's BIG) , but I soon got used to it, and enjoyed its feel. I totally recommend this book to anyone interested in mythology, Percy Jackson or just good books! – You’ll love it!
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus
This was a great final installment in the Origami Yoda series, even if it made me sad to see it end. Mr. Angleberger has written a wonderful, funny, and altogether memorable series about a bunch of kids and their origami Star Wars guys and all the wisdom their origami creations give them. I like how the kids in this book go to Washington DC, and also how they creatively break the NO ORIGAMI! rule, while not breaking it. For a Star Wars geek who does origami in his spare time, this series is the jackpot for me! Tommy is a great main character. I love how he handles situations. All the kids in the book seem very realistic to me. This was a great ending to an AWESOME series!
To thee, I give a 21-fold salute!
Did you read one or more of the ten books in the August Book Club? If so, send your reviews here. We will post them in our Contest Gallery!
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