Need some ideas on what to read? Here are some titles Ms Lewis has enjoyed so far this summer!
Isaac the Alchemist was a fascinating biography. This is not a boring work of non-fiction at all! The book, which was well-researched by the author, includes a lot of information about the childhood of the famous scientist, Isaac Newton. Basically abandoned by his mother, Isaac spent a lot of time alone while living in the attic of the apothecary's house. An apothecary was a person who would be similar to a pharmacist today - they helped create medicines and cures. While there, Isaac read about and then created mechanical objects, as well as alchemy. He lived at a time when science, medicine, math, and magic were not such clearly defined subjects. A surprisingly quick, definitely entertaining read!
Click'd was a fun work of fiction. The story starts with Allie Navarro, who has spent the summer between sixth and seventh grade at a coding camp for girls. She has created a new app called Click'd, which is a game that allows a group of people to find out who they have the most in common with. Allie is set to present Click'd at a "Games 4 Good" competition for youth, and decides to launch the game during the first week of seventh grade to get more stories about how great her app works. Suddenly though, the app starts pulling private pictures from peoples' phones, which could create embarrassing situations. Can Allie keep her friends, fix her app, and win the competition?