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.

THE 14 FIBS OF GREGORY K.
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!

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun book. Thanks for sharing about it.

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  2. Thanks Jennifer for the review. I saw this book when browsing the bookstore and thought it sounded like a fun book.

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  3. I like books where everything tied up neatly at the end. Presents a real-ness to kids.

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  4. This has been on my TBR list for a while now. Greg was one of the first bloggers I followed back in 2009. So I'm thrilled for him, having a book out from Scholastic.Glad to hear it's a fun read.

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  5. How could another "Greg" not resist this title. I look forward to diving into this one soon. Thanks for featuring it this week and for the link to his page.

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  6. This one sounds like a lot of fun!

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  7. I know you will all enjoy this book. It is fun and rewarding to read!

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  8. I love the title. I hadn't heard of this book, but will be putting it on my TBR list. Thanks for a great review.

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  9. I just put this on hold at my library. This sounds like such a fun book! Thanks for sharing!

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