Sunday, June 17, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading?

I’m joining Jen & Kellee (and many other bloggers) in discussing what we are reading this week. Join us! Go to their site and link up your own blog.

Such a fun reading week. I wanted to focus on some professional development books that I needed to finish or reread. I got through just a few but will be finishing more over the next few weeks.

Over this past week I read 
19 books. The breakdown is as follows:

12 Picture Books
2 Graphic Novels
2 (almost 3) Professional Development Books
3 Novels

My favorite books were

Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson

Amazing adventure story. Your students who enjoy Hatchet will fall in love with Tom and root for his journey home. There is adventure, archeology, good vs. evil, family dynamics, loss, and more. Highly recommend this one. 

The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O’Connor

I’ve had this one in my classroom for a while and hadn’t read it. I fell in love with the character of Popeye. What a tough life he has had. What interesting characters fill it up.

Finally, as much as I adore Patricia Polacco I had not read In Our Mothers’ House before. After hearing how a school was removing it due to the fact that there is a lesbian couple in the book, I immediately purchased it. What a wonderful story Polacco has given us.

This week I plan on catching up on some #nerdbery reading. Hope to catch back up, I am majorly behind.

And congrats to Hayden for winning the giveaway for Boy + Bot

Happy Reading!