Monday, June 22, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/22/15

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I read some great books this past week, but not as many as I wanted. I chalk that up to reading two longer YA novels that I savored :) Sometimes you just want to "stay" with a book, ya know? 

My screenshot of the books I read this past week is below. I am looking forward to sharing all three of the picture books I read with my class next year: Arnie the Doughnut, Julia's House for Lost Creatures, and Bulldozer's Big Day. Heart and humor - the perfect combo!

I teach sixth graders, so Noggin and 100 Sideways Miles are not books they can read yet...but, I am comforted to know that my students have such wonderful books awaiting them as they mature as readers. YA is where it is AT, and I wish these books existed when I was a younger reader. I probably would've loved reading more than I did if that had been the case.


8 comments:

  1. You are so right about how rich and varied the worlds of YA and Children's lit have become. There truly is a book out there for every type of reader if you look carefully enough. I appreciated your list of possible reads. I teach 3rd - 5th grade and know that Noggin is not for those kids, so I haven't read it yet, but I have heard great things about it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are so right! I think it is an exciting time for kid readers. Even though books like Noggin aren't for our readers, I like to read YA because I have past students who still ask for book recommendations. It's nice to be well-versed in book recommendations for any reader. Thank you for commenting!

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  2. Arnie The Doughnut has been very popular in our library. I'm glad you enjoyed Noggin. It is one that I enjoyed also. I've bot 100 sideways Miles on my to read list. Hopefully this summer some time.

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    1. I can see why Arnie is popular. I think I need a doughnut as a pet! I hope you get to enjoy 100 Sideways Miles.

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  3. I also loved Julia's House for Lost Creatures. Many of my students are already big fans of Ben Hatke through his Zita series, so they were delighted by it too.

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  4. I just read Andrew Smith's The Alex Crow and LOVED it. Looking forward to reading 100 Sideways Miles as well.

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    1. Oh it is so good. Everything he does is fantastic!

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