This weekly post comes from Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers. It's a great source to find new books to use with your students.
Yikes, I took two Mondays off! You would think I would have piles and piles of books to talk about! Nope. It's been a no reading few weeks. I definitely read in the edges. And it was just pages at a time. This time of year leaves me so busy. Most of the time I'm doing something fun. Othertimes I'm just getting the holiday stuff done. I have a lot of library books due today, so I had to do a lot of reading yesterday. Trust me, most of this list was completed yesterday!
The Past Two Week's Adventures (not much)
I'm always looking for short books or passages to show theme for young readers. The Bunjitsu Bunny series is a perfect one for that. Check them out here.
Took some brief moments to share why NCTE is important to me. And some holiday traditions, here.
A Dog Wearing Shoes by Sangmi Ko
Sweet story, love the illustrations. A timeless story to share and share and share.
Robo-Sauce by Adam Rubin
That was fun. And completely unexpected.
Written and Drawn by Henrietta by Liniers
My new favorite book by Liniers. I wonder how many ways you could use this for Writer's Workshop?
Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
I had just gotten this book from the library when it was announced at NCTE that it was a 2016 Charlotte Huck Honorable Mention Book. Now I know why.
Love books about friendship. They should be used throughout the school year because issues about friendship don't just happen at the beginning of the year. They pop up all year long. I think some of the things that friends just do that are listed in this book should be put on posters that are on display all year long in the classroom.
Monster Needs Your Vote by Paul Czajak
Has one of the best platforms for a presidential candidate to run under!
Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter by Barbara Herkert
Good intro biography to Mary Cassatt, an artist I really didn't know much about!
Masterminds 2: Criminal Identity by Gordon Korman
Wow, I love this series. Not realistic fiction, but really fun fiction! What an adventure these kids go on - suspense, action, mystery.
I was able to get an ARC of this book at NCTE. I actually got my copy signed for a student at my school - I hand delivered fan mail to Mr. Korman from this student. So thrilled to be able to hand off this copy to him. Thank goodness another teacher got a copy and let me borrow it before it goes into her classroom!
Be sure to get this sequel in Feb. 2016. I already have mine pre-ordered!
I have some reading time up ahead and have some ARCs from NCTE that I want to get to. The first on the pile - Sara Pennypacker's Pax. I've heard wonderful things!
I have a couple of fun posts coming up this week. On Wednesday I have a post about Chris Barton's books. Really enjoy his writing! On Friday I'll be spotlighting a holiday roundup of books. Later in the month I'll have a review of Kristen Kittscher's The Tiara on the Terrace. Loved it! Be sure to check back!