Monday, March 25, 2013
It's Monday, What Are You Reading? 3/25/2013
This will be my first post linked to Teach Mentor Text's What are you reading?
I read everyday and love sharing what I am reading. I have just finished Every Day by David Levithan and now I am working on finishing up Scarlet, book number 2 in the Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer, but more on that next week.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The first thing that came to mind as I was reading Every Day was one of my favorite TV shows several years ago-Quantum Leap. A is a genderless being that is propelled into a different, unsuspecting host body every day. A respects the host body by making as little changes as possible until he meets Rhiannon and falls in love with her. Remarkably, Rhiannon begins to love A back although she never knows what A will look like each time they meet. Can such an improbable love story find a happy ending? Read it to find out. You will not be disappointed.
These are the books we are reading at home this week.
by Jane Yolen and Illustrations by Derek Anderson
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
A young knight helps his dragon prepared for the day brushing teeth, changing into outdoor clothes, and eating waffles for breakfast. Waking Dragons is an easy flowing rhyming book. The illustrations are bright and colorful and offer multiple opportunities for good discussions. Point in fact-why did the dragon first brush his teeth and then eat his breakfast? We brush after eating in our home.
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature
by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Mark Hearld
In a word, this book is beautiful.
Young readers and older readers alike will marvel over glimpses into the natural world.
Outside Your Window is a book of nature poems divided into four sections by the four seasons.
Each reader will discover a favorite section as they meander through this jewel of a read. For me, it was "Listen to the Pond" frogs singing out "Rrruuprrrppp rrruuurrrrppp. Nature lovers will enjoy the process of speckled frog eggs evolving into tadpoles and eventually into frogs. Excellent book to reinforce learning objectives for science based topics through poetry.