March 6, 2012


To go with Robert Pease's post about boys reading I've got a giveaway of two fun middle grade books for boys.

SIGNED COPY: Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald
Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born. And so far, he’s managed to get through life without ever reading an entire book from cover to cover. But now that he’s in middle school, avoiding reading isn’t as easy as it used to be. And when his friend Timmy McGibney decides that he’s tired of covering for him, Charlie Joe finds himself resorting to desperate measures to keep his perfect record intact.This is the hilarious story of an avid non-reader and the extreme lengths to which he’ll go to get out of reading a book.

Star Fighters: Alien Attack by Max Chase
Welcome to the Intergalactic Force Academy—IF for short—the training ground for an elite young fighting team sworn to protect and defend the galaxy. Peri is a first-year student who has been selected for a rare unsupervised exercise in space. His co-pilot? A half-Martian named Diesel. While performing a routine exercise, Peri and Diesel witness Earth getting bombarded by Xion spaceships – and the pair are quickly drawn into the fray.

Noah Zarc by Robert Pease

Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth’s animals from extinction. Life couldn’t be better. However, the twelve-year-old time traveler soon learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is abducted and taken to thirty-first century Mars; his dad becomes stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying a newly habitable, post-apocalyptic Earth. 
Traveling through time in the family’s immense spaceship, Noah, a paraplegic from birth, must somehow care for the thousands of animals on board, while finding a way to rescue his parents. Along the way, he discovers his mother and father aren’t who he thought they were, and there is strength inside him he didn’t know he had.

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  1. I think Charlie Joe would be a big hit with my 5th and 6th grader readers in the library. Looks good!

  2. Wooo! Boy books! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)