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Next installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid coming in November!

I am such a Wimpy Kid fanatic. I think these stories are hilarious, and I LOVE that my 9 year old son likes to read them. In fact, he will re-read them so many times the pages fall out of the binding. It makes my heart smile.

I also think that my obsession with the DOWK books stems from the fact that I met the author last year at a book conference. He was amazing! He is one of the most humble and down to earth people I have ever met. I gladly cheer and support his writing career.

Here we are at IRA 2011.

If you want to know more about book 7 in the DOWK series, check out this article from The Guardian. Kinney promises a love interest and a school dance for Greg. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen! =)


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The Search for Delicious Natalie Babbitt
Product Details

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (August 21, 2007)
ISBN-10: 9780312369828
Source: My personal book

Summary from Amazon: Gaylen, the King’s messenger, a skinny boy of twelve, is off to poll the kingdom, traveling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow. At first it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary. But soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided.

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My Review: I love this book! It is such a fun, easy, and enjoyable r…