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Books I Read this Past Week...
Fangbone #1 by Michael Rex
Excellent, funny graphic novel. I had been recommending this all year to my students because of a friend's recommendation, but I finally got to enjoy it myself. The plot is crazy, but hey, it's fun! (4 out of 5 stars)
Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret by Wanda Coven
This book was very cute overall. I felt the writing was very descriptive, especially as Heidi shares her views of the school she is attending and a new bully she encounters. Heidi certainly has a secret alright, but I'll let you read it to find out. A great choice for readers Grades 1-3.
(3 out of 5 stars)
I am in LOVE with the Lunch Lady series by Jarrett J. Krosoczka @StudioJJK. It is smartly written and encourages literacy within the book plots. Simply a winner! I can't wait to read all of the others!(5 out of 5 stars - for both)
My author of the moment is former Cincinnati teacher (and National Teacher of the Year) Sharon M. Draper. She is so talented and her talent really comes across in the second book of The Hazelwood High Trilogy, Forged by Fire. I love how she spins an entirely new story about Gerald, but intricately weaves in important events from the first book, Tears of a Tiger. This is a powerful book that will make you feel lucky for your stable, caring family. I can't wait to read the last book in the series!
(5 out of 5 stars)
Main Books I Will Read and Hopefully Finish This Week
|Foiled by Jane Yolen|
|George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking|
|Night of the Spadefoot Toads by Bill Harley|
|Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli|