Monday, September 15, 2014
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen will be released in early October. It is a must read in my opinion. I shared it with my 3rd graders this week and it was quite a hit. And the conversation around it was fabulous! These 2 are brilliant, as always!
I discovered this nonfiction picture book, Moses: The True Story of an Elephant Baby, at Cover to Cover. It is a great story of a baby elephant with a bit about the importance of protecting elephants from poachers. It is a little long but I think it is easily accessible to 2nd and 3rd graders.
I have been hearing lots about Little Elliot, Big City and finally had a chance to read it yesterday. I loved this book! I loved the story, the characters and the illustrations. I haven't paid much attention to Caldecott possibilities but it would make me happy if this book won an award.
I was thrilled to get a review copy of Princess in Black by Shannon Hale. I love anything by Shannon Hale and this looked perfect for 3rd graders. It is a simple chapter book (think Mercy Watson) about a princess who is all pink and proper on the outside but is really the Princess in Black who fights monsters. I didn't get to read the whole thing before a student took it.....Hopefully I'll get it back soon!