Next we were headed to Mesa, Arizona (more heat!) and the book that I pulled out of my bag was Plunked by Michael Northrop. This is a perfect book for baseball fans. Jack Mogens is going through some trouble at the plate as he prepares for baseball season to get into full swing! This book has lots of great, detailed recounts of Jack's trials and tribulations on the baseball field. Great book for grade 3 and up.
After a week in Arizona we headed north, visited the Grand Canyon (just incredible!) and we are staying in Mesquite, Nevada still hot, but down to 106. That's a cool down! We visited Zion National Park in Utah today. Amazingly beautiful! My next book from the bag is Cosmic. More on that next time.