I have some pretty motivated readers this year. I've got some bloggers that are throwing out the challenge to everybody to try and read their 40 books for the year. I just finished reading How to Train Your Dragon. I'm really glad the book was different from the movie. I loved the movie, but in some ways, the book has a better storyline.
I'm definitely going to read Big Nate and Amulet. I'm going to read these books because so many kids are reading them. I read Diary of a Whimpy Kid last week for the same reason. I have to say that Diary of a Whimpy Kid is not a great book. I sure hope I can convince more kids to read some literature with a more rich vocabulary and storyline. So far this year some kids are hooked on The Lightning Thief, Among the Hidden, Star Girl, and The Seventh Tower. It also looks like The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is making the rounds. These are much better books in my opinion.
Got any good recommendations for books? Please mention them in the comments section.