Last week I read and enjoyed:
Babymouse: Burns Rubber, Dragonslayer, Cupcake Tycoon, and Mad Scientist by Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm
I think Babymouse just keeps getting better and better. I'm loving her more now than I did when I first started the series.
Sleep Like a Tiger by Mary Logue, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
This would be a great text to use with kids to talk about mood. Both Logue and Zagarenki are extremely successful at setting the perfect mood to lull wide awake children to sleep.
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
Most of us know the story of the Little Rock Nine, but what we don't often know is that the year after these nine brave students enrolled at Little Rock Central High School, the school board closed down the high schools for an entire year to prevent further integration. Levine uses historical events to tell the story of Marlee, a young white girl from a privileged middle class family who sees the injustices that are happening in her town and across America and wants to do something about it. Especially when she befriends a girl at her school that will soon cause a great deal of controversy and even danger for both girls.
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
I had to read this book after Donalyn Miller talked about it at NCTE, saying that the Nerdy Book Club was her tribe. Plus, I think this is really going to help me with my project on teacher retention for the class I'm taking.
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
I'm not entirely sold on this one yet. I may end up abandoning it. It's just not speaking to me.
Last week I reviewed:
Bomb: The Race to Build - And Steal - The World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
The Tucci Cookbook by Stanley Tucci
ARC of Hide and Seek by Kate Messner (ends 3/22)
Also posted last week:
"I forgot that I might see so many beautiful things"
A WONDER-ful breakthrough
Cover Reveal: Demon Derby by Carrie Harris