Hello, everyone! I hope you all have been able to get some fun reading in during this time at home. Ms. Vanessa has been catching up with some good books! Here are a couple of books I’ve been reading that tween readers might enjoy:
The Unteachables by Gordan Korman
The Unteachables, the most infamous group of challenging students at Greenwich Middle School, are paired up with teacher Mr. Zachary Kermit, who is older and tired and ready for his early retirement. Can any good come of this besides hilarious mayhem?
Told from the perspective of several characters, The Unteachables showcases the potential of children (and teachers) who are perceived as lost causes. Humorous with a heart, this read is a fun choice for tweens looking for books about friendship and school issues.
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Summer is not complete without an unforgettable trip, and the Penderwick sisters spend this particular summer at the sprawling estate of Arundel with their father and faithful dog, Hound. They meet a few people during their stay, such as Jeffrey, the gardenar Cagney, as well as the chilly Mrs. Tifton.
Ms. Vanessa can’t believe she took this long to start reading this series! It’s been highly recommended by many young patrons. Touching and fun, this read is a good choice for anyone looking to explore an expansive estate with a group of sisters who are both strong as a family and as individuals.
Both of these books are available digitally through Libby/Overdrive. The digital audiobook for The Unteachables is available through Hoopla.
What have you been reading? Let Ms. Vanessa know! Also, don’t forget about North Shelby Library and Mt Laurel Library’s Cabin Fever Reading Challenge! Go here for more information and to register: http://shelbycounty.beanstack.org/.
~ Ms. Vanessa