Max Tilt: 80 Days or Die by Peter Lerangis


Here’s what I love:

*A modern twist Jules Verne’s adventure stories, updating the “classics” (that all adults love to force children to read) to be much more relevant and fun.

*Rapid fire plot pace, making it impossible to put down

*The main character is a child on the spectrum, giving a face to an underrepresented voice in entertainment and literature.

Just as great as the first, already itching for the third!!

Recommended Age: 8-13 years old.
For Those That Liked: A Robert Langdon series for middle graders, “Holes”, “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library”, “The 39 Clues” series

Yoga Pose: Sirsasana II (Tripod Headstand Pose):
*Start in tabletop: placing the hands flat on the ground, shoulder distance apart.
Bend the elbows back towards the ribs (similar to chaturanga arms)
*Place the crown of the head onto the ground.
Make sure that your hands are far enough away from your face that you can create a 90
degree angle in the elbows and be able to see your fingers.  
*Curl the toes under, lift the hips, and straighten the legs into dolphin pose.  Begin to walk the toes towards the head. Press down into your hands, using the strength to keep your shoulders lifted, and any added pressure off your head and/ or neck.
*If you feel stable, draw your belly button to your spine and use your core strength to lift your right leg, bend the knee and place it lightly on your right tricep.  Bend the left knee and place on the left tricep.

Next Level:
*Lift the hips up (until they are stacked over the shoulders) as the thighs draw into the chest.
Remember to lift the shoulders and keep the triceps engaged in chaturanga.  
*You can choose to raise one leg at a time or send both feet towards the ceiling.  Hug the inner thighs, continue to draw the navel to the spine, and spread the toes.