“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 Textsadded 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.
Books marked with a '#' would be in an middle or high school library.
* Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
”You should never ignore a possible.” This book is one you quite possibly will love.
# Shine by Lauren Myracle
Small town America and your best guy friend (who happens to be gay) dies in what looks like a hate crime. What do you do? A story of friendship and a ‘who-dun-it’ all rolled into one.
* Ender's Game by Orson Scot Card
A sci-fi written in 1977 that reads as if it was written today.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal!
I had Spoon on my list. When I found it at the library there were tons of books she has written. I picked up a few. I am now on a quest to read them all. Witty and whimsical. The ones blocked below I will take back to my fifth grade class.
Point of view mentor text
* This Plus That: Life’s Little Equations
What can you add or subtract in life? What do you get? A way to integrate math and writing.
A great book for grade one/two as the exclamation mark is being tried out in student writing.
Bedtime for Mommy
My 5 year old’s favorite of the bunch.
Al Pha's Bet
An explanation of how the order of the alphabet came to be.
A pig who prefers to be tidy.
And now the perspective of the chopsticks – the value of friendship AND independence.
* I Scream! Ice Cream!
The example I can think of that isn’t in the book: “let us pray” and “lettuce pray”. I think my ELL will love this.