Wow,this past week went by so fast! It’s already time for What I’m Reading Wednesday’s! If you’re new to What I’m Reading Wednesday’s, you should check out this link: Information so you’re not super confused about what’s going on.
Today’s books I am reading right now.
The first book is called Keeping Safe the Stars by Shelia O’Connor.
Meet the Stars: Pride (Katherine), Nightingale (Elise), and Baby (Baxter). Three siblings that are independent and orphaned kids who were kept together by their loyalty to each other and the only care of their grandpa Old Finn. All is well until Old Finn falls ill and is taken to a hospital far from home. With Old Finn on the mend, it’s up to Pride, the oldest daughter, to fill his shoes and protect the family. With the fear of being taken away by the state and placed in another shelter; Pride decides to keep their family troubles secrets and take care of her siblings herself. But keeping the Stars safe turns about to be a big job, and their plan to survive alone quickly unravels. While Pride does her best to keep the outside world at a safe distance away, including a rebellious adventure to reunite with Old Finn, she fears her days of keeping safe the Stars are drawing to an end, and with that their happy days as a family.
Book: Keeping Safe the Stars
Rating: 11/10 (It’s that amazing!) 6/5 stars
Amazon Rating: 4.7/5
Goodreads Rating: 3.8/5 (Not sure why it’s such a low rating)
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Range: 5 and up
Author: Sheila O’Connor
1. Sheila was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2. She was born at the same hospital as her dad. That hospital was also where she worked as a college job.
3. In 4th grade, she started to write seriously.
Second Book: Vet Volunteers #9: Fear of Falling
David is determined to learn to jump on horseback if it kills him. Sometimes he’s afraid it actually might, like when Comet, the horse is he practicing refuses to go over the crossbar and “balks.” Now that David’s father is back in town after not contacting them for at least a year, he’s promising to teach David how to jump like a champion. David refuses to let him know how scared he is. There’s one thing that scares David more then falling off and horse, and that’s disappointing his father. Can he overcome his fear?
Book: Vet Volunteers: Fear of Falling
Rating: 10/10 or 5 stars
Age Range: 8 and up
Grade Range: 3 and up
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
1. Her first nonfiction book was about Saudi Arabia for children.
2. She started out by writing haiku in second grade.
3. She is a mother of four.
That’s a wrap! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more content.
Tomorrow I’ll finally release my blogging plan and schedule for the school year.
~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂