Monday, June 2, 2014
It's Monday. What Are You Reading?
It's Monday and time to share books read the past week Jen at "Teach Mentor Texts hosts this great meme.
The following are books I have read the past 2 weeks:
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Stargirl is a unique character and one that the narrator is intrigued by. A good read.
No More Magic by Avi
Is there a warlock on the loose? Who stole his bike???
Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel
I found this quote a good read - Oppel gets right into the character of the bat. It is a book full of adventure and danger - a great read for boys.There are several more books in the series as well and I hope to read them as well.
The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech
A good read but not a great one for me. Too many diverse elements and a bit of confusion at times. It begins with Finn falling out of a tree and ends in Ireland.
The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I am sure young people will as well. Nick joins Jaycee on the search for their friend Scoot's father. Friendship, loyalty and even redempttion are all central to this book.
The one picture book I read this week was :
When I Get Older by K'Naan
It is the story behind "Waving Flag" and it is a wonderful story to read. Loved the story and the artwork - they work well together. Love the song as well!