Mudshark by Gary Paulsen
Guided Reading Level T
This is a great story about a middle school boy who makes a difference at his school. I am currently reading this with a group of my Title I Literacy students.
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read this today with Xavier and Xander. Xavier and I traded off reading this and it took us a couple of hours. If you have a child that loves Star Wars as much as my son's do it is a must-read. It also carries on where the last book left off.
For children to read independently it is marked as reading grade level of a 4.6 but at this time I could not find a guided reading level for it from Fountas and Pinnell. I was thinking that because it is relatively new.
Dog in Charge by K. L. Going
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A cute story about animals and how the dog takes the lead in protecting his family. Great visual images in the story. I would recommend this as a read-aloud only.