#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. 

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

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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. 

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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.

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

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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. 

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

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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.