#Road2Reading Challenge: Pugs, Engineers, and Spies

My bookstack keeps growing and I look forward to Thanksgiving break to make a dent in it. In looking through some of the books I have received lately, I moved to the top three books. 


Cowboy Pug by Laura James; Illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans (Bloomsbury, May 2017)


Cowboy Pug is a follow up to Captain Pug. Both books make for a perfect transitional chapter book for readers moving from early readers to books with a few more chapters and pages. There are approximately six chapters in the each book and there is a nice balance between text, illustrations, and white space. Pugs may not be the most likely of adventure heroes but Miranda and her pug may just change your mind. 


Also, look for the first book in the series called Captain Pug: The Dog Who Sailed the Seas by Laura James (Bloomsbury, 2016). 

In my bookstack:
If you are looking to 2018 and some upcoming releases, I came across these two upcoming books. I have started them but haven't yet finished. I hope to finish them up over Thanksgiving break.


Ellie, Engineer by Jackson Pearce (Bloomsbury, January 16, 2018)


I love the concept of this book. It reminds me of a few conversations I have had recently with women school administrators who keep their own toolboxes in their offices for those times when a hammer or screwdriver is needed to fix something. 


Spy Toys by Mark Powers; Illustrated by Tim Wesson (Bloombury, February 16, 2018)


Another upcoming chapter book with a great premise. Spy Toys is about toys that are a bit different and ready to save the day. 


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Each week, Michele Knott and I post about new early readers and transitional chapter books.