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(Unofficial) Top Ten Tuesday: Middle Grade Novels About Road Trips

11 Jul

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My regularly scheduled blog post for Tuesday is on hold until August, so I created my own list – Ten Middle Grade stories about road trips because, I don’t know about you, but summer screams road trips for me!

  1. From Norvelt to Nowhere by Jack Gantos
  2. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
  3. Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
  4. Road Trip by Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
  6. The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  7. Savvy by Ingrid Law
  8. Julia and the Art of Practical Travel by Lesley M.M. Blume
  9. The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman
  10. See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

The Penderwicks at Point Mouette

29 Nov

Jeanne Birdsall has done it again, this time with the story, The Penderwicks at Point Mouette.  Birdsall captures the joy and heartache that comes with growing up.  Rosalind, the oldest Penderwick goes on vacation with a friend while the rest of the sisters go to Maine to visit Aunt Claire with their good friend Jeffrey.  The adventures that ensue range from first love to sprained ankles, to collecting golf balls and more as the next oldest Penderwick tries to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Birdsall writes in a very classic manner reminiscent of Beverly Cleary and Judy Blume, but truly makes her characters come to life through her writing.  I enjoyed this one just as much the other two books in the series and there are two more in the works!

Title: The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
Author: Jeanne Birdsall
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Page Number: 295 pgs.

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