On my blog this week:
- Sunday Salon round-up of links
- a celebration of book trailers, Scholastic Book Fairs, honest midterm reflections, my awesome Contemporary Lit class, and a shout-out from Donalyn Miller
- a review of a nonfiction picture book biography I didn’t like so much
- an embarrassing confession: my Top 10 YA Shelf of Shame
My younger son and I are slowly reading our way through Beverly Cleary’s books. I prefer Ramona (maybe because that series was my own childhood favorite), but I enjoyed rereading Henry Huggins. My favorite chapter was definitely the one where Henry’s fish start multiplying and soon, he has used all his mother’s canning and pickling jars to house fish.
I assigned Cecil and Jordan in New York, a collection of short stories in graphic novel format by Gabrielle Bell, in my Contemporary Lit class. I really liked this book, though I’m not sure it’s going to stick with me very long.
We read a couple dozen picture books, but I’ll only highlight my favorites:
Next week, I’m hoping to make some progress on my latest reading challenges: Scholastic Library Journal’s Battle of the Books, which kicks off Monday, and for The Hub Reading Challenge.
Reading Goals Update:
Nerdbery Challenge: 0/12 books
#MustReadin2014: 4/15 books
YA Shelf of Shame Challenge: 0/12 books
Professional Development Reading Goal: 2/12 books
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 22/100 books
Picture Book Reading Goal: 106/350 books
Chapter Book & Middle-Grade Reading Goal: 8/100 books
YA Lit Reading Goal: 12/60 books
Latin@s in Kidlit Challenge: 7/12 books
Number of Books Total (not counting picture books): 39/200