Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21st's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Time to kick off Friday!  Yes, it's time for this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I'm spotlighting a middle grade mystery - Panda-monium by Stuart Gibbs

Stuart has some of the best opening lines.  This book is no exception, and as soon as I read it, I knew I had to use this book this week.

I almost missed all the mayhem with the giant panda because a dolphin stole my bathing suit.

Isn't that great?

Meanwhile, here's a teaser from page 56:

"What's going on?" Summer asked.
Kevin seemed start struck by Summer.  "Er...Ah...This woman claims she knows Teddy."

This book really is fabulous, and I will have my review up on Sunday if you want to come back and read more about it.

Meanwhile, I hope you have a great weekend.  I'll be spending Saturday at the LA Times Festival of Books.


  1. This sounds like one my middle grader and I would both love!

  2. Looks and sounds like a cute story.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  3. Sounds like fun. My YA pick this week is Noteworthy by Riley Redgate. Happy reading!

  4. I've got to pick this up for my students!

  5. The most interesting teaser I've read today! Ha! Is that a photo of your book collection at the top of your blog? That's so cool, if it is.