Monday, February 18, 2013
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
So many of my book recommendations come from teachmentortexts.com, a website that links many bloggers and lets us all share what we have read over the week. Jen and Kellee read an incredible amount of books and the rest of the bloggers who share books on Mondays keep my TBR pile high! To see what others are reading or to participate, follow the link to their blog.
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson over the last few months since many bloggers were anticipating the release of the sequel which was released last week. I loved getting to know Hattie and the rest of the characters in Montana and I definitely wanted to hear more about this brave and resilient young woman. Hattie Big Sky would be a great book to use for teaching about character, for studying strong woman heroines, or for reading in conjunction with a Social Studies unit on westward expansion. Hattie Ever After is definitely on my TBR list as I can't wait to hear how Hattie finds success and belonging.
I also read Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson and if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. Melanie Swider wrote about it here. What a special book! I came home and ordered it that same day.
Rounding out this post with some humor, is Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin. This one had been on my list for a while through some IMWAYR posts and I got my hands on it while I was browsing the bookstore. I enjoyed Dragons Love Tacos, not only for the humor, but also as a mentor text for focus and voice and a great read for practicing prediction.