I'm thrilled to link up with Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers each Monday and share our reading lives. Check out their sites for more information. Good gracious, I haven't updated for It's Monday for three weeks! Now I was in Ireland for the last two, with extremely dicey internet, but I'm not sure what happened before that. At any rate, I thought I'd quickly share the titles I've read since then and list off a few you should not miss. Sound good? Here we go!
Picture book wise, make sure you see The Night World and Boats for Papa. Both were books I planned on reading in the bookstore, but not purchasing. Both ended up coming home with me. Middle grade, there are a ton. Umbrella Summer; Star Wars; Clementine; Ruby on the Outside; Moonpenny Island; Listen, Slowly; Stella by Starlight - fabulous books. I know they will all be hits in my classroom this year. Franki Sibberson and Bill Bass have written a terrific new book for teachers called Digital Reading. It is an important look on authentic ways to use technology in your classroom. I think all teachers should read it. And last, but not least, The Marvels. Holy wow. This comes out September 15th and I CANNOT WAIT. I've preordered it and am anxious for the arrival. I borrowed this copy from a friend and had to finish it before I left a conference. I'd love to go back and pour over the illustrations and the story, but I have to wait. Amazing, amazing, amazing book. I'm starting this week off reading Gordon Korman's Masterminds. I can already tell I'm going to love it. Happy Reading!