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?
My Monday posts are generally just a highlight of what I've been reading
during the week so if you'd like to see all that I've been reading,
follow my Goodreads page.
Today is my first day back in the classroom -- with students! Wish me luck!
Last week I reviewed:
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin
I finished reading:
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family by Kathleen Flinn
I'm looking forward to using this book as a mentor text to get students telling family stories that revolve around food. Flinn is also coming to Ann Arbor on Wednesday and I'm looking forward to hearing more about her life in the kitchen.
I finished reading with my ears:
Bigger Than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder
book that all kids who are going through a parents' divorce will
identify with. The main character's wishes manifest themselves through a
magical bread box, which she soon realizes is just a crutch that causes
more problems than it solves.
My favorite picture book last week was:
Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Tony Ross
Oh my gosh! The ending broke my heart. I so wasn't expecting that. Definitely a discussion-worthy book to share with students.
Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix
Horror novel or IKEA catalog rip-off? You decide. I love the eclectic collection of books Quirk has in their arsenal.
Currently reading with my ears:
Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Last week on my teaching blog:
New beginnings: A look into my past, present, and future