What did I start with:
- Cam Jansen #28: The Green School Mystery. David A. Adler. Cam commits moments to her photographic memory with a "click," and this time she uses her mental photo album to figure out who stole the money the school raised for an eco-friendly sky light.
- Dear America: The Journal of Biddy Owens. Walter Dean Myers. I was surprised to see a big name children's author in the series stacks, but looked forward to what Myers would write. It wasn't quite as dramatic as his own works, yet still seemed to give a good feel for the last season of the Negro Leagues. I liked that Biddy didn't actually make it to the big leagues, but I didn't like not really knowing what was fact and what fiction.
- Dear Dumb Diary #9: That's What Friends Aren't For. I found the diary style a bit tedious but the depiction of middle school was alien enough to be interesting. My middle schooler also enjoyed this one.
- Girls of Many Lands (Ethiopia): Saba Under the Hyena's Foot. Jane Kurtz. Although I found the main character a bit too humble and timid, I liked learning about a history and culture I had never encountered before. I may peek at some other books in this series.
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole #8: The Outcast. Kathryn Lasky. Although I easily followed the plot in this mid-series book, I did feel that I missed some of the emotional depth by not knowing the scenes that came in earlier books. The story of the misunderstood chosen one was one I would have lapped up with a spoon in my own younger days.