The Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers
middle school & up
Tink has decided to write the story of her life. Since she has plenty of time on her hands (she's grounded again) Tink uses the unusual format of an encyclopedia to catalouge all the important people, places, and events surrounding her.
I started reading this book twice. The first time it irked me so I quit. Not because the writing was bad; it isn't bad. It's just there are a lot of footnotes. Which was just a little irksome for me to read on my Kindle. It wouldn't have bugged me at all in a regular book. The second time I got over it. Tink is amusing enough to make it worth while.
A definite must for reviewing the different types of reference material. Instead of showing the students a tired encyclopedia from 1981 show them this instead. Much more interesting than the article on cell phones. Which might include this picture. Which will make you feel very, very old because your students won't know who that kid is or understand how very cool he was for having that phone in the first place.
Verdict: highly recommended