Monday, August 6, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This meme was started by Sheila at Book Journey and the kids' version borrowed from the wonderful ladies at Teach Mentor Texts

This is going to be a short post because even though I read a lot not many book really excited me.  I guess I've had half of my brain focusing on school stuff.

The one book that did stand out for me was Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney.  This book was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in.  This would be a great book to have in any classroom library.  I'm adding a copy to my order this year for my library.  I truly loved the illustrations by Brian Pinkney.

I guess this is a post of what I'm looking forward to reading this week.  The one book I cannot wait to get my hands on The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee by Tom Angleberger!  I am a HUGE fan on Tom Angleberger's books.  I love the Origami Yoga books and have high hopes for Fortune Wookiee!  I was lucky enough to get a digital doodle from him for my Fortune Wookiee books!  Now I just need the book!!

On a side note, I'm thinking about doing some book clubs this school year.  I've never done one at all.  I would love some suggestions on how to start it, and how to run it.  Any suggestions would be welcome.  Thanks in advance!!

Happy Reading!!

Stacey (@libraryjo92)


  1. My son is really looking forward to Secrets of the Fortune Wookie, too. We've got it pre-ordered for him.

  2. The Pinckney book must be good like all their others. Thanks for telling about it. Plus, didn't know about the Angleberger-will look for it. As for book clubs: do you mean on-going clubs that will continue, or a continuing group where students move in & out? Or, do you mean teaching a book group? To start, maybe you could find a terrific book to book talk, and open the group for a small number, to entice and keep the group small enough to handle & then others will want to be in the next one. I've also started clubs where everyone reads a different book but on the same theme. I imagine the students will love being in a group no matter how you start because it's so much fun to read & discuss. Good luck!

  3. The book club I'm looking to do is for small groups that will have students with a set beginning and ending. This way I can change the grade levels and students and books. Since I've never run one, I'm just a little nervous about doing it.

  4. I, too, am really looking forward to the Fortune Wookie. The first two were such great books :)

    Happy reading this week! :)