This meme was started by Sheila at Book Journey. The kid's version was started by Jen at Teach Mentor Text and Kellee at Unleashing Readers.
I was going to post during the week last week, but I forgot it was the ending of the semester and I would be working like crazy to finish up grading. That was all so I could spend yesterday working on report cards. So I didn't get to post anything or read much.
I got to read Odd Duck by Cecil Castellucci. I LOVED this book. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I loved Theodora, who feels she is a perfectly normal duck. She sees nothing wrong with anything that she does. But one day Chad moves in and she labels him an odd duck. I loved the friendship that develops and that it is tested.
There are many days that I consider myself an odd duck, which made it so easy to see myself in this book.
I also read Warning Do Not Open This Book by Adam Lehrhaupt. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. This book made me laugh out loud so many times! I know my students will love it. This will be one that is not on the shelf for very long. It reminded me a lot of Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett. Which is a great book too, if you haven't read it!
I was excited to read Little Red Writing by Joan Holub. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I just love fractured fairy tales and stories that take a familiar tale and put a new spin on it. Even though this is a familiar tale, I don't think a lot of younger students would understand all the word play and the sophisticated language. I can see it being used in 3rd grade and above. Also the illustrations by Melissa Sweet and wonderful! I'm just beginning to realize how many books that I have loved for the illustrations, are by Melissa Sweet.
I will post about the chapter books Hold Fast by Blue Balliett, Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrigton and Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo in the next few days. I need a break from the computer because I have almost spent 12 hours in front of the computer today. I did have a few break to do laundry and eat, but I've had enough screen time!