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?
So I'm still reading this:
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
But I'm bound and determined to finish it this week. Especially since my lit class is on break this week so I'll have some time for pleasure reading.
I'm currently listening to:
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
I did finish a few audiobooks last week:
Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson
This was a fantastic sequel to Hattie Big Sky. It was just as good as the first book, in my opinion.
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
like Neil Gaiman's silly and nonsensical side here in Fortunately, the Milk. I much prefer it to his
morose side. The way I recommend reading this is listening to the audio,
that Gaiman narrates himself, while also following along with the text
for its varying fonts and fun illustrations.
I would LOVE to use
this book as a mentor text, having students write their own nonsensical
story entitled Fortunately, the _______ (choose your noun here)
King of the Mild Frontier by Chris Crutcher
enjoyed listening to Chris narrate the audio version of this memoir.
What really stood out for me was chapter 13, which is where he justifies
the strong language and less-than-pretty situations he writes about in
his books and why he will always write about controversial topics. I
immediately ordered a copy of the book after reading that chapter. I
will give it to any parent or administrator who challenges a book in my
Picture book I loved last week:
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
a wonderful book to share with students about the importance of
stepping away from a project and letting time and distance give you a
better perspective. So many great lessons about writing and life in
general in this little picture book about a perfectionist and her canine sidekick.