First up, President of the WHOLE Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston. This book is about a girl named fifth grader named Brianna Justice that has already planned out her entire future. She wants to be a millionaire cupcake baker just like her idol and her first step is that she needs to become her fifth grade class president. But this year there is a change there won't be five class presidents, instead there will one fifth grade president. Brianna is super duper excited that is until the new girl nominates herself and then tries to take her spot as the president of the whole fifth grade! This book is super cute and would be an excellent read aloud for any grade 3rd and above and perfect for 2012 with the presidential election coming up this November. The book talks about the history of our presidents and goes through the steps of a class/school election. As a fun tidbit since Brianna wants to be a famous cupcake chef the author share tons of great cupcake recipes that you the reader could follow which could be an awesome extension activity to celebrate completing the book with your class. I would highly recommend this book!!!
Next up, Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. I haven't finished this one but let me tell you if the first six chapters are any indication of the quality of the book this one is going to be awesome. I plan on sharing it officially next week.
Last up the grown up book, My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I read this a few summers ago because I wanted to see the movie. This book was so great!!! Even if you saw the movie but didn't read the book I cannot express how much you need to read this book. The book is so much better than the movie and there is an interesting twist that is different from the movie. As a warning you will want to have a box of tissues handy.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and reading about my book recommendations. I hope that you will consider reading these books and don't forget to check out The Teaching Thief for more great fiction must read books!!!