Friday, August 12, 2011

Mother Daughter Book Group version 5th grade!

We go back to school on Monday (where on earth did the summer go?), but more importantly, we are starting our 3rd year of Mother Daughter Book Group!

I emailed our collective pairs and got confirmations from all but two. 


Our first discussion will be in September and our selection is:

The Shadows (Books of Elsewhere Series #1) by Jacqueline West: Book Cover

The Shadows (Books of Elsewhere Series #1) by Jacqueline West , Poly Bernatene (Illustrator)
Summary from B&N:
Old Ms. McMartin is definitely dead. Now her crumbling Victorian mansion lies vacant. When eleven-year-old Olive and her dippy mathematician parents move in, she knows there's something odd about the place - not least the walls covered in strange antique paintings. But when Olive finds a pair of old spectacles in a dusty drawer, she discovers the most peculiar thing yet: She can travel inside these paintings to a world that's strangely quiet . . . and eerily like her own Yet Elsewhere harbors dark secrets - and Morton, an undersized boy with an outsize temper.

As she and Morton form an uneasy alliance, Olive finds herself ensnared in a plan darker and more dangerous than she could have imagined, confronting a power that wants to be rid of her by any means necessary. It's up to Olive to save the house from the dark shadows, before the lights go out for good.

I can't wait to get started!


Helen's Book Blog said...

I love the idea of a mother daughter book group. My daughter just finished 5th grade and did so little reading it was a crying shame, especially after reading a huge number of books in 4th grade. So, this year I am on the "my daughter will read every night" crusade.

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

My daughter will be starting fifth grade this school year and we read a lot of books together. This book sounds great! I will definitely look into it.