Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library is now a movie. It will be shown on Nickelodeon soon. I can't wait to see how it compares to the book.
Just like many of you, I started this blog with enthusiasm. Now however I am being distracted by other interests. I continue to read many different types of books, but will not be blogging about them - unless a fabulous book comes along.
I hope you continue to search out and share great books with other people. Reading is the way to open doors to your future.
Wow! It has been a long time since I've added to this blog. I have been busy reading a variety of genres. Recently I revisited a favorite from my childhood, Misty of Chincoteague. This is a story about the wild horses on Assateague Island on the east coast of the United States. Since I love horses this became a book that I have read several times. I encourage you to take a look at it.
Hey everyone, I just read some great news from author Chris Grabenstein.
Nickelodeon will be making a movie about the book Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. It is supposed to be released sometime in 2017.
Also, I came across some news that they are creating an Artemis Fowl movie. I don't have any details yet, but I think it should be a great movie if they follow the book's storyline.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis are an old favorite. Many of you may have seen some of the movies made about a few of these books.
I challenge you to read the stories and compare them to the movies, which do you like better? Why?
Artemis Fowl is a worthwhile read. The main character uses his money and incredible intellect to survive many adventures. This human child pits his skill against the LEPrecons. Imagine if elves, gnomes, dwarves, goblins, and unicorns were living right underneath your neighborhood...what would you do? There are coded messages throughout the book written in gnomish - see if you can decode them. These stories are written by Eion
Colfer (Eion is Irish for Owen - something I just learned.)
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman is a story I would recommend for 3rd - 6th grade students and it will spur the imagination of adults as well.
Book Scavenger starts off a little slow, however by chapter 2 the reader is pulled into the storyline. Similar to Mr. Lemoncello stories this book contains puzzles to solve, a possible crime mystery, and a look at how different families work. The story is set in San Francisco and is filled with information about that historic city.
After reading this story I encourage you to go to page 348 in the author's note, it tells about a real book scavenger hunt you can join (bookcrossing.com) - Kids, before participating please include your parents in the conversation for personal safety reasons.
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein is both a sequel and a stand-alone story. This book continues the adventures in a fantastic library. Even if you haven't read Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library the author gives enough information to understand the setting and become involved with the characters and setting.
The ending has an unexpected twist - I never saw coming. I look forward to more stories from this author.
This book would be a great theme for any school's "I Love to Read Week" celebration.