Sunday Salon: A Round-Up of Weekly Reading

Sunday Salon


Round 2 of #Nerdlution begins tomorrow. I still haven’t decided what I’m committing to for my goals, but Colby Sharp, Katherine Sokolowski, Franki Sibberson, and Chris Lehman have.

While you’re waiting for the announcements of the ALA awards on Monday, check out the books Philip Stead and Erin Stead selected for their annual Phildecott and Steadbery awards.

Estella’s Revenge has 15 ideas for book bloggers searching for topics.

I’ll be putting together a list of the 10 nonfiction picture books I can’t live without for Reflect & Refine’s February celebration of nonfiction picture books event.

Doc Z at The Paper Graders takes the plunge and decides to go gradeless.

Maha Bali shares 6 Teaching Ideas Inspired by MOOCS.

Colby Sharp reflects on reading aloud and “the moment” when his students fall for the book.

Novelist Zetta Elliott has a thoughtful post on Building Book Stamina in reluctant and inexperienced readers.

I love KidLit Frenzy’s Mock Sibert Award selections. I hope to see some of these books honored tomorrow!

Josie Halford tackles the issue of “grit” and absolutely nails the problem: Calls for lessons in grit are so much easier than tackling social ills.  It allows us to blame the victim.” 

I continue to be fascinated by The Busy Mockingbird’s art projects with her daughter.


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