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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Peter and Ernesto


Book #40 Read in 2019
Peter and Ernesto

This is a cute graphic novel about two sloth friends--one wants to stay home and one wants to see the world.  Will they stay apart or become closer?  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019


re-read
Book #39

The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller
This was a re-read.  I had read this book and taught an in-service on it years ago but felt it was time to re-read it with the focus on incorporating strategies from it into my Young Adult Literature class.  Miller instills a love of  reading into her students and fosters a community of readers in her classroom.  I hope to do the same.  I recommend this to teachers and parents.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Something in the Water


Book #37 Read in 2019
Something in the Water by Catherin Steadman

This is a good psychological thriller, with twists and turns that will keep readers engaged.  Erin and Mark find money on their honeymoon but at what cost will they be able to keep it?  The writing was tight and the characters, while pretty unlikable, were interesting to read about.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Noodleheads Find Something Fishy


Book #36 Read in 2019
Noodleheads Find Something Fisy

Two noodles try to figure out how to catch a fish on their fishing trip.  This is a quick read, appropriate for elementary school.  It was ok.

Refugee


Book #35 Read in 2019
Refugee by Alan Gratz

This is an excellent historical fiction read.  It details the travels to a new home of three family--one from Nazi Germany, one from Cuba and one from Syria.  It is well written and brings their struggles alive for the reader.  I plan on teaching this next year in 9th grade English.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Fuku Fuku Kitten Tales Vol 1


Book #34 Read in 2019
Fuku Fuku Kitten Tales Vol 1

I'm not sure why the cover picture is showing up in a foreign language, as I read it in English.  This is a graphic novel, first in a series, about Fuku Fuku, a kitten.  It is cute and would be a quick read for upper elementary/middle schoolers.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

What Do They Do with All that Poo?


What Do They Do with All that Poo?

This is a cute children's book, detailing how the poo of different animals looks and how they may bury it, throw it etc.  I can totally see boys ages 4-7 loving this book.  I borrowed it from the public library.