One of the 2015-2016 Indian Paintbrush Nominees, The Wednesdays (Lexile: 880; Interest Level: Grades 2-5) by Julie Bourbeau is certainly entertaining! Max lives in a town in which strange things happen, but only on Wednesdays. Why? Perhaps it is because of the Wednesdays, whatever they are. Well, Max isn't afraid of Wednesdays, and he hates being stuck inside all day. So, on one particular Wednesday, which happens to be Max's birthday, when his parents think he has let the Wednesdays into the house, they send Max outside to play. Max is elated! He has a great time exploring the empty town, even though the Wednesdays play a few tricks on him along the way.
What Max doesn't know, however, is the real danger the Wednesdays can pose to boys like him. You will have to read this story to find out what happens when Max meets the Wednesdays! I really enjoyed this story, and I think anyone who enjoys stories with a little fun, a little mystery, and a little danger, will enjoy this one, too! (256 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.