Monday, January 20, 2014

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - The 14 Fibs of Gregory K.

Today's pick is on the shortlist for the Cybils. This is a very enjoyable book and one that spans a large age range in the middle grade category. Rather than duplicate what I have already written, below are my thoughts taken from the Cybils' middle grade shortlist page.

by: Greg Pincus
Arthur A. Levine Books 2013

Gregory's family loves math, and they think Gregory does too, due to one of the many fibs he tells them. Instead Gregory loves to write and the only person who knows is his best friend, Kelly. He and Kelly want to go to Author's Camp for the summer, but Gregory knows he can't ask his parents unless he passes math. So he decides to enter the Citywide math contest that his dad and brother have previously won. But as Gregory gets in over his head, the number of fibs he tells to make everyone happy goes up. Filled with a variety of relationships (parents/children, brothers/sisters, friends/friends and teachers/students) The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. is a great book for kids to experience. Not everything is tied up into a neat bow at the end, with the ending real and true to itself.

For more fun, check out the book trailer on Greg Pincus' website. I hope you all have a great week!