The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

In the 60’s, I was a little kid playing in the streets of my small town neighborhood without a care.  This novel about the Watson family is a treasure that describes the lives of these American children back in the day.  We lived in two different worlds.

 

They even made a movie from the book and you can see a preview here!

And by the way, what the heck is an Ultra-Glide??  Read the book to find out!

The False Prince by: Jennifer A. Nielsen

 

Win, Lose or Draw: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

I’ve seen this book floating around. It hit the shelves as a juvenile chapter book- kid stuff. I don’t read a lot of that anymore. I mostly stick to teen literature. The only reason I gave the book a chance is because I needed something to listen to during my drive home- I didn’t regret my choice. This book is something special.

This is like the Game of Thrones for kids; intrigue, danger, lies and ambition are all swirling around minus the raunchy edge. A greedy regent has decided to place a puppet prince upon the throne so he can pull the strings. A handful of orphans are swept up in an adventure wrapped in a scheme and only one can succeed.

I loved this book. Win.