This week I (finally) finished:
10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by Jeff Anderson
I love Jeff Anderson, though I honestly have no idea how he keeps track of all those mentor texts and passages he uses in his writing instruction. Some of this book inspired me and some of it overwhelmed me.
Picture books I read and enjoyed last week:
A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech, illustrated by Harry Bliss
I Like Old Clothes by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Patrice Barton
The Word Collector by Sonja Wimmer
I loved the message of this story but I found the delivery extremely laborious to decode. The words were all over the page and it took much too long to actually figure out what the words were saying. Yes, there was a "key" on the last two pages, but to me, if you have to have a key to be able to read the words on the page, you've already lost your audience.
Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Last week I reviewed:
Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
Insignia by SJ Kincaid (this was actually a "did not finish")