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!


Ms. Yingling said...

I'd never heard of that Avi book! looks like you got a lot of good reading done this past week!

Linda B said...

Wow, lots of good reading, Beverley. I loved Stargirl long ago, & have taught it several times in book groups. Thanks for sharing about The Pull of Gravity too. I did like it, & just finished Polisner's recent book. And your picture book sounds good, too. Hope you are doing well-thanks for all!

Unknown said...

You have gotten in lots of reading. I have read more in recent days. I think it's because my son and I have been spending so much time hanging out at the bookstore. I have a long list of "books to be read."

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