I hope you are all doing well. I just finished writing a book over the last three weeks (yes, I wrote a book in three weeks, and I do not recommend that to anyone). The good news is the book went off to the publisher. The bad news is that I allowed the book to overwhelm me, so I did not read as many books in September as I am accustomed to reading. I did manage to read yet another great Jon Krakauer book, Under the Banner of Heaven. I have been trying to read every book ever written by Roald Dahl and Richard Peck. And for children, some students have turned me on to some great books by Mercer Mayer that I had never seen before. As I pride myself on reading lots of books, I confess that I made sure to read a lot more kids’ books this past month. People are always impressed when I can tell them I read ten books a day; they just do not need to know that many of those books are pop-ups and scratch-and-sniffs!
Anyhow, enjoy this month’s book selections below. I hope you are all reading some wonderful books. Make sure to tell me all about them. If you're an author or a publisher and would like to send me review copies of your book(s), please send them to the address listed for authors and publishers.
Have a wonderful October, and enjoy your books!