The spring thaw began today and already I want to put away the boots and pull out my flip-flops! Unfortunately, I’m sure there are more chilly days in store, so I’m keeping a few good books on the nightstand to curl up with.
I am dreadfully behind on posting the Bookworm Bookclub’s latest books and activities, but we have read some great books this school year. Most of these would be geared for Grade 6 up, but I enjoyed them too. I know boys and girls will find something here to get lost in, no matter what the weather!
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
A good way to introduce kids to the Science Fiction genre, but the harsh violence might be a bit much for the younger set. Of course the futility of war theme is a great message to discuss as well as comparisons between the movie and the book (spoiler alert – the book was better! 🙂 )
Counting Back from Nine by Valerie Sherrard
A wonderful book written in free verse illustrating the pain, joy, and other emotions of a young girl navigating the world of friends, family, and boys.
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
An historical novel following up Wein’s previous book, Code Name Verity. Rose follows a teenage girls flying air transport during WWII captured by the Germans. A riveting tale of survival and redemption.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I never thought that science fiction and fairytales would make for such a fun read! This well-crafted world of New Beijing where a cyborg Cinder(ella) meets a Prince that changes her life is addictive.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I’m not sure where to start with this amazing book. I felt I was living Hazel and Augustus’ story – two teenage cancer patients who find love despite knowing the eventual loss will be heart-wrenching. I now want to read Looking for Alaska and anything else written by John Green.