Easy Readers and Short Chapter Books panelist Terry Doherty is well-known around the kidlitosphere, not just for her literacy efforts at Scrub-a-Dub Tub and Share a Story-Shape a Future, but also for her thorough and informative blog reviews at The Reading Tub.
One of her recent reviews looked at Cybils nominee Roscoe Riley Rules #7: Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin, written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Brian Biggs. This installment in the series about first-grader Roscoe Riley is funny and action-packed as well as informative, as he tries to win a contest by guessing the weight of a giant pumpkin. In her review, Terry writes:
The author does a wonderful job layering lots of information – from numbers and math, to facts about pumpkins, to life as a first grader! She did a great job explaining superstitions.
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