I’ve been trying to catch up on my kidlit and would like to continue to do so through out the summer. My TBR pile is quite large and yet it’s sometimes frustratingly hard to find something that fits just right in the moment. Last night I tried five different books and none of them satisfied. I’m not often of a like mind with books that have the biggest buzz or the most recommendation. But last week I read the much talked about Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard and I’ve already recommended it to a few students. Here’s hoping at least one of them will read it so we can can about it. Non fiction hasn’t offered me the respite it usual does as of late. The last nf I read that I really liked was Jim Murphy’s latest called, Breakthrough! How Three People Saved Blue Babies and Changed Medicine Forever. I don’t know if it’s the overly title, the odd cover photo or the subject matter, but I can’t convince a single kid to read this book. It’s quite a good story, well told. I’ll keep pushing it.