It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/10/14 #imwayr

Visit Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to participate in the kidlit version of this weekly meme. On my blog this week: A round-up of some of the best teaching posts I read this week A celebration of The Brown Bookshelf An ambitious new reading plan for Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesdays The Top Ten Books That Make Me…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/17/13

Visit Teach Mentor Texts to participate in the weekly kidlit version of “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” I had intended to read one professional development book each week over the summer and brought home a truly dizzying pile from my office and the college library, and while I have dipped in here and there…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 5/27/13

Visit Teach Mentor Texts to participate in the kidlit version of It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? I had a good reading week and feel like I got back on track after a brief reading slump. I read a lot of picture books out loud to my kids. My two favorites were: Marie-Louise Gay is…

Code Name Verity

My favorite quote about this book, from Presenting Lenore: ‘It’s the kind of book that induces ugly sobbing in the fetal position, even in a “never crier” like me.’ I just finished Code Name Verity, and I am metaphorically peeling myself off the floor. This book is devastating. But ohsogood. It’s been sitting in my…