This meme was started by Sheila at Book Journey and the kids' version borrowed from the wonderful ladies at Teach Mentor Texts.
Since I started Spring Break on Friday, I treated myself to a weekend of reading. Though on Saturday, I had to clean my house. So I bribed myself with reading. If I cleaned for an hour I could read for 15 minutes.
I read a really great chapter book over the weekend, The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine.
I highly recommend this book. A great historical fiction book! It's about two girls that form a unlikely friendship, who are separated by race, during the tumultuous integration of Little Rock schools in 1958. Susan Dee (@literacydocent) and I were having a great discussion on Twitter about pairing this book with Little Rock Girl 1957 by Shelley Tougas. This would help kids build background knowledge and understand the events in the story.
Susan Dee is a great person to follow on Twitter. Also take a look at her blog (www.thebookmavenshaven.blogspot.com).
I also read some great picture books this week! My top five picture books in no particular order are:
1. Zero the Hero by Joan Holub
2. Kali's Song by Jeanette Winter
3. Love, Mouserella by David Ezra Stein
(great for teaching letter writing)
4. There Are No Cats In This Book by Viviane Schwarz
5. Piggy Bunny by Rachel Vail
Looking forward to some great reads this week. My to read pile this week includes: The Humming Room by Ellen Potter, Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, and whatever else strikes me. I'll post later on in the week with an update.
Happy Reading! Please share what you are reading or what you think of the books I read.