Monday, November 25, 2013

What Are You Reading?

“It’s Monday! What are you Reading?” is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It is a chance for book lovers to share their reading accomplishments as well as what is on the proverbial nightstand. She even does a giveaway. Subsequently Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts added an opportunity for those reading kidlit to join the fun. Since I read both I will post to both. Check them out, join the conversations, and discover more great books.

Books marked with an '*' I would put in my classroom library.

 The Secret Tree by Natalie Standiford *
Many mysteries to be solved and some lots of lessons of empathy.

 Dragon Slayers' Academy: The New Kid At School (1) by Kate McMullan *
Fast paced, intriguing start to a series that is helping get a reluctant boy hooked on reading!

 Allegiant by Veronica Roth *(but not in elementary)
Finally, the third book of the Divergent series. This one didn’t capture me as completely as the first two, but wrapped up story lines gives some satisfaction.

 Capture the Flag by Kate Messner *
Secret societies and action lead this book that also incorporates many idioms. I am handing it over to an ELL student.

 The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman by Meg Wolitzer
Scrabble is a sport! Middle school adventures focusing on what is really important in life.

 Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz *
Historical fiction wrapped up with magic and adventure. Award winner too!

 I rarely abandon a book, but this one I did…

Dear Girls Above Me: Inspired by a True Story by Charles McDowell (audio)
I was enjoying the audio version and found the sociologist aspect to this premise intriguing, but did not need to finish the book to get enough of the gist.

1 comment:

  1. I've been keeping an eye out for books for my niece. She likes a good mystery and isn't afraid to be a little spooked out. The Secret Tree and Splendors and Glooms both look great for her...if she hasn't read them yet!