I have always encouraged my children to read. I am all for literacy. Even where I work we promote literacy and give out books to all the kids we see when ever we can. We also like to read to the children whenever possible.
I love books that are truly creative and encourage a child to use their imagination.
There is a book that will soon be released (May 12, 2015) that your child might be interested in. It’s called Gabby “Duran and the Unsittables.” The book is geared toward 8-12 year olds (or grade level 3-7).
The book was written by Elise Allen and Daryle Conners.
We have a copy of the book but I haven’t had the opportunity to read it yet. It sounds like a lot of fun
Case File: The First Unsittable
Summary: The Association Linking Intergalatics and Earthlings (hereby known as A.L.I.E.N.) has a new member. After months of investigation, Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, has proven herself to be a babysitter extraordinaire. Her celebrity clients fly her around the country to care for their rambunctious little humans. Our spy, Associate 4118-23432B, otherwise known as Edwina, believes Gabby can be trusted with the truth: aliens are living among humans on Earth. And here at A.L.I.E.N we believe that even extraterrestrials need a babysitter now and then. No one was up to the task…until now.
After accepting the top-secret position, Edwina has paired our new associate up with her first charge, a little girl from the planet Flarknartia. The timing for associate 4118-25125A is less than ideal. It’s a school day on Planet Earth, Gabby’s audition for the solo part in the band is tonight, and this tiny alien is a bit more than meets the eye.
Can Gabby Duran, Associate 4118-25125A, First Sitter to the Unsittables, keep her otherworldly charge safe in the unpredictable halls of middle-school and keep A.L.I.E.N hidden?
The book has been touted as “The Babysitters Club” meets Men in Black. I loved that book series and the Men in Black movies so I bet this is a really fun book.
To see what others are saying about the book check out the hashtag #GabbyDuran.
What do you think about this book? Does it sound like something your child or grandchild might like?
*I received a free sample copy and other goodies in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own (unless otherwise noted) and not influenced in any way.