One of my students (second grade) told me I had to read Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson. She had really fall in love the this series (Kingdom Keepers) and her told me as a surprise over Spring Break she was going to a Ridley Pearson book signing. Can't wait to her about her experience and excitement over meeting an author for the first time!! I enjoyed the book and will pick up the rest in the series over the summer.
I also read The Humming Room by Ellen Potter. I liked it a lot, but wanted more at the ending. It was a very fast read. I also read Smile by Raina Telgeneier. How did I miss this book when it first came out??? I loved this one! After reading it I now know why the book is never on my shelf! I also just finished Dead-End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos. I was glad that I read it, but was not totally in love with it.
While I was gone I purchased a few books. My favorite purchase was The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems! I was so glad to find two copies, one for school and one for me! I just LOVE LOVE any pigeon books and this was just great!! I also purchase my own copy of I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen. This is one of my new favorites.
I didn't know that Jane O'Connor was turning Fancy Nancy into a chapter book. I found and bought the first in the series: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth. It was a cute read. I was glad that she is still the same character that was in all the picture books. I have a few girls in mind who will love this book.
I didn't think that I would get a lot of reading done since I was going to be visiting family, but now that I wrote this post, I realize I did.
Jen, over at Teach Mentor Texts had another great idea! She says that "It's A-OK to Reread in April!" Check back for my post on Saturday to find out what I'm rereading!