I prefer to just completely ignore the fact that today is April Fool's Day. I'm just grateful we're off for Spring Break and I don't have to deal with students pranking me all day long!
Last week I received a great response for my teacher project request, but if you still haven't sent me anything and you've been thinking about doing it, you can still send me something. I really do want to hear from you, but I need it ASAP!
This week I am reading:
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff
Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
Currently (still) listening:
How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
I am loving this book more and more as I continue with Bea and Jonah's journey. It's very much a book you could say, "If you like John Green, try Natalie Standiford..." which is a pretty bold statement to make, but Natalie's writing is sharp, intellectual, and biting just like John Green's. I am thoroughly enjoying this listening experience.
Last week I read and enjoyed:
Babymouse for President and Extreme Babymouse by Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm
Jon Stewart by Randy Scherer
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Mark Litchtenheld
Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Steve James
A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Jane Dyer
And finally, Frank decided to pose with my very first #bookaday of spring break, for obvious reasons I think:
Pug and Other Animal Poems by Valerie Worth, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Last week I also posted about:
Reflecting on #TheWonderOfWonder
Love Jon Stewart! And Babymouse... hope you enjoy A Tangle of Knots, I really enjoyed it. :)ReplyDelete
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Everywhere I look I see A Tangle of Knots including on a notice from the library that it is ready for pick up! So I can join in the #booklove for this title. I still haven't read Unspoken and really want to. I always see such wonderful reviews.ReplyDelete
Jacqueline Woodson is such an amazing author, I need to add this to my summer reading list.ReplyDelete
I recently had sixth graders interpret Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole. It was very interesting to see the differing points of view and interpretations. Sometimes a wordless book is filled with so many possibilities and this book is a prime example. We had some great book discourse.ReplyDelete
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal is another and informative tale. A teacher really wanted my copy so I let it go. Now I need to order another for my library. A book belongs where it is most needed. Hart on Fire looks particularly appealing and so nicely paired with A Woman for President.
I love the cover of A Tangle of Knots. Locomotion is such a good book. I hope you enjoyed it. Enjoy your spring break.ReplyDelete
Oh I LOVE the cover for A Tangle of Knots -- anxious to see what you think of that one! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
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Oh, I love the pug book and photo--too cute. Is that the same Steve Jenkins of The Beetle Book and Wait a Second?ReplyDelete
Glad you're liking A Tangle of Knots. Did you see who designed the book cover? He's great.
I loved Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad. Such a power book! I read Exclamation Mark last week and loved it! I seem to always fall in love with Amy and Tom's books!ReplyDelete
I keep meaning to read A Tangle of Knots. That cover is spectacular!ReplyDelete
Isn't Unspoken an incredible book? Beautifully illustrated/told.
Have a great week!