I recently went on vacation and finished two middle grade (4th-6th grade) novels that I had been very excited to read, and they did not disappoint. After I finished, I was unsure of what to read next. Looking at the list of books on my Kindle, nothing really jumped out at me. I had several choices and actually started a few different books before settling on one that hooked me.
The reason I ended up sticking with this book is because I recently read that it was going to be made into a movie. I always have to read the book before I see the movie! After reading a few children’s books recently, this one is a grown-up novel. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Steadman is about a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make a choice that ends up having far-reaching effects. On my Kindle, I’m 90% through the story, having been glued to it for the past few days. The book definitely makes you think about the choices you make in life and how they affect others (and your own life, too). I’m pretty excited to see the movie now, which comes out in September.
Another wonderful book which is coming to theaters very soon is Roald Dahl’s The BFG. My students know how much I love Roald Dahl. We have read Matilda and The Witches for read alouds, and the children always love them. I love them because Roald Dahl’s characters are wonderfully fun to read out loud.
The BFG comes out in theaters in July, and since the movie is never as good as the book (in my humble opinion), I think almost Third Graders and their parents may want to read this one together before seeing the movie. What do you think? Happy reading!
It’s Monday! What are you reading today?