By Mandy Yates
I've always been the type of reader that has a hard time starting. I'm not the type of reader who can just read anything. And if a book doesn't instantly grab me right from the beginning I put it down. Time is precious to me and I don't want to spend my time reading a book that is just meh. So I don't read as often as I'd like, because in the past I've spent a lot of time starting books and putting them down.
But when I find a book that grabs me, I'm hooked and can't put it down.
The best way to find a really good book is to get book recommendations.
Below is a list of recommendations I got from friends, blogs, and websites. Because this is a summer reading list I decided to only include recommended books from 2017.
What books published in 2017 do you recommend reading?
We are so excited to be mixing things up at the Children's Book Academy. Mondays with Mandy or Mira is now the Blogfish!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays will feature award-winning former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature reading specialist and MFA in creative writing graduate Mandy Yates has been published multiple times in Highlights Magazine.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the great Christine Taylor-Butler who has published over 70 award-winning fiction and non-fiction and nonfiction books including the acclaimed new middle grade series - The Lost Tribes.
And 5th Mondays will feature will feature the fabulous Carl Angel, award-winning multi-published Illustrator and graphic designer.
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