Monday, June 24, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/24/13

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Books I Read this Past Week...

Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper

Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper (4 out of 5 stars)

Talk about a page turner! The book tells the story of Andy, whose friend dies tragically in a car crash (when Andy is driving). The book uses a mix of student conversations, newspaper articles, and school assignments to tell Andy's story of struggling to heal. This is book one of the Hazelwood High trilogy and I cannot wait to read the next one, Forged by Fire.

Hello, Bugs! by Smriti Prasadam

Hello, Bugs! by Smriti Prasadam (4 out of 5 stars)

Can I count this board book? Well, I am! Enjoyable little book. A good introduction to bugs for young kids. I loved the color design.

I didn't really get to read as much this week as I wanted. I need to turn that around this week!

Main Books I Will Read and Hopefully Finish This Week, but I am sure I'll read a few others =)

Ida B by Katherine Hannigan

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Forged by Fire by Sharon M. Draper


  1. I had a student tear through Tears of a Tiger and Forged By Fire last year. She also enjoyed Bronx Masquerade.
    Happy reading week!

  2. My students love Tears of a Tiger and Forged by Fire, as well. It is a classroom favorite, and I use it in literature circles. I am glad to see the post about them! Happy reading this week!