Monday, December 19, 2011

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - I Survived

 
Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born.  

I Survived Series
 by Lauren Tarshis
 
 

This series is a huge hit with middle graders, especially boys. As a bonus, the stories are non-fiction, which is an often overlooked and under-appreciated genre for younger readers.

At the school book fair this year, I let my son choose only one book (too close to Christmas), and he chose Shark Attack of 1916. He already has The Titanic one and is begging for more books in this series.

I highly recommend these ones, folks!!

** Others who can be counted on for MMGM: **
 Happy Monday!

 

19 comments:

Old Kitty said...

What a great series! And they're non-fiction and they get boys to read! Hoorah! Take care
x

Heather said...

These look great for a few boys on my list! Thank you so much. You caught me just before I started my final shopping!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon .. great your son wants to read .. but perhaps to be expected seeing he's your son. Those look great escape books .. especially for boys .. I bet he'll love his Christmas books too ..

MMGM seems a great connective group .. Happy Christmas and New Year and see you in 2012 .. cheers Hilary

Natalie Aguirre said...

That's great your son liked them, especially since they're nonfiction.

Kelly Polark said...

That is cool. I hadn't heard of those and I think my son would love them too!!! THANKS!

Theresa Milstein said...

Thanks for letting me know. This was the kind of stuff I dug for when my son was a few years younger. Even now, he's a huge fan of nonfiction.

Hilary Wagner said...

If I could tie my 8 year old son to the couch and force him to read, I know he'd love these! :) I know he'd love that shark cover!

Thanks for sharing, Shannon! I bet our Lenny would like these too!

xoxo -- Hilary

Jennifer Rumberger said...

My son LOVES this series and just finished the one on Hurricane Katrina last night. My son wanted me to mention that the fourth one just came out about the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, which he read. And in that one it said the next one would be about the San Francisco earthquake. As you can he is full of details! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

My students love these books! I have 2 copies of them and they're never on the shelf!

Michael G-G said...

These do sound appealing. Thanks for highlighting non-fiction, too.

Happy Holidays!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! wow! those books look soooo cool. for sure theyre going on my wanna read list. its so neat that theyre true. theres a tv show on like that and its called i shouldnt be alive. its pretty scary on how someone survived bad stuff.
...hugs from lenny

akossket said...

Although they are non-fiction they do sound appealing.
A friend of mine had been looking for books for her boys to read. I will make sure to share these with her.

Medeia Sharif said...

Thanks for sharing this. I haven't seen this series. Just last week I noticed several of my male students had shark books. I'm sure they'd also read these.

salarsenッ said...

I hadn't heard of these before. Nonfiction for MGers is always a great thing. Thanks for sharing them. :)

Lenasledgeblog.com said...

Thanks for sharing. Now I have some MG books for boys to share with people when they ask for recommendations. :-)

Angela Ackerman said...

Oh man, these are boys books on STEROIDS! Wish I'd know about them when my kids were just a bit younger. :)

Just wanted to stop in and wish you a very merry Christmas, Shannon! I hope you have a truly special holiday and enjoy lots of time reading and writing and just plain ol' relaxing. :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Deb A. Marshall said...

Thank you!! I will be sure to recommend these for the library AND read them my ownself.

Laura Marcella said...

I love your selections for MG Monday! This looks like a good series my nephews will like. Thanks!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

oooh! Thank you so much for highlighting this! Non fiction is my first love. Even better for mg!

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