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?
Last week I reviewed:
Starters by Lissa Price
Last week I also finished reading:
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
I don't even know how to describe this book other than it defies labels. You just have to read it for yourself. I don't even think I can review this one. I'm going to have to ruminate over it for a while.
Picture books I really enjoyed last week:
Rooting for You by Susan Hood, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
little seed is scared to sprout, his underground friends encourage him
to keep growing so he can become what he is meant to be. Less an
educational book about how seeds become plants than a book that shows
the benefit of taking risks in life to become who you were meant to be.
The ending was absolutely perfect. It just made me feel good.
This is a Moose by Richard T. Morris, illustrated by Tom Lichtenfeld
thoroughly enjoyable read all around: great illustrations and hilarious
story. I could see this being a read aloud hit. My favorite part is
duck's realization at the end.
Sparky! by Jenny Offill, illustrated by Chris Appelhans
I feel like you can't go wrong when you write a story about a pet sloth.
Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching by Meenoo Rami
Currently reading with my ears:
Boston Jane by Jennifer L. Holm
Panic by Lauren Oliver
Current giveaway (ends today):
The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreau
Posts last week from my teaching blog, Use Your Outside Voice:
The day the music died
#MRA14 in tweets