Book Journey, Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It's Monday! What are You Reading?
Only a few more days until I leave for NCTE! I'm so excited to go this year! I'll be presenting for the first time! Here is the info about the session I'll be doing with both Jen and Kellee and picture book author Audrey Vernick. I can't wait! But I'm also worried about the dream I had the other night that our session started off as standing-room only but then when I got up to talk, there were like two people left in the room. It's like my back to school nightmares, but NCTE convention style. :)
Anyway, I'll likely be skipping It's Monday! next week since I'll still be at NCTE for the ALAN workshop.
So here's what I reviewed last week:
Reading in the Wild by Donalyn Miller
Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, illustrated by Matthew Myers
I finished listening to:
The Duff by Kody Keplinger
Guys Read: Other Worlds edited by Jon Scieszka
My favorite picture books from last week:
The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Patrice Barton
feels invisible at school until a new boy Justin shows up and helps
Brian see he might not be so invisible after all. I absolutely LOVED the
illustrations in this book and the fact that as Brian began to feel
less and less invisible, he began to be more colorful.
The Snatchabook by Helen and Thomas Docherty
Simply perfect rhyming story about a little creature who snatches books because he doesn't have anyone to read to him.
Papa is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost by Natalie S. Bober, illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon
picture books aren't for older students? How about a picture book
biography of Robert Frost told from his daughter's point of view that
gives readers an inside look at his motivation and reasons for writing
some of his most beloved poems? That's what you will find in Papa is a
Poet. A simply perfect text to pair with an author study on Robert Frost
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty, illustrated by Bryan Collier
stunning. While not as powerful as Beaty's Def Poetry performance, it
is equally as moving paired with Bryan Collier's stirring illustrations. I'll be posting a longer review of this one this week.
Write Like This by Kelly Gallagher
Currently reading with my ears:
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes