It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 4/13/15

13 Apr

The Wednesday Wars

Hocus Pocus Hotel

Hocus Pocus Hotel

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to all the reading I wanted to last week.  So, I definitely want to read Mark of the Thief this week (it’s the only one I didn’t get to this week), other than that, I’m going to read The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.  Somewhere along the line, I never got a chance to read this one, if you can believe it!  And on Saturday we’re going to a Children’s Literature Conference where Gary Schmidt will be speaking, so I figure I’d better read it before we go!  I’m also looking for a really fun read aloud for a camp book for my seven and eight year old campers and a co-worker suggested Hocus Pocus Hotel by Michael Dahl, so I’m going to try and read a little of that.  I’m not sure how much else I’ll get to this week, but I might try and find something on the shelves that passed me by, plus I have a couple new books coming through the processing room that I can’t wait to read!

island-dr-libris-200As for what I read last week – I absolutely LOVED Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan – fell completely into the story and I blame this book as the reason for not wanting to start something else this weekend, it was that good.  Taking Flight was an absolutely fascinating story about a young woman who has beaten the odds to become a ballerina after surviving as a young child in war-torn Africa.  I didn’t think the writing was that great – but the story was interesting.  And The Port Chicago 50 was another story from the history books that seems to be bypassed in high school education.  I was amazed, though not very surprised at how these men were treated for trying to serve their own country!

Amendment:  I just got The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein through ILL… I will be starting this tonight!  Can’t wait!

Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR community has read. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.



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