It's Monday December 24th
Thanks again to the Mentor Texts team, Jen and Kellee, for hosting this each week. Check out their blog for other posts, and the #IMWAYR tag on Twitter.
I'm going to keep it short so I can also work on my slice for the week....
Graphic Novels - (Follow my board on Pinterest, where I add graphic novels I like)
I'm always a fan of Lunch Lady and Squish.
Cardboard may have gotten a higher rating on a different day (one of the many reasons I'm not always thrilled with the 5 star system). The "bad guy" character just completely freaked me out. I think it's more Sandy Hook fallout. It was a very creative story, and had a lovely ending. Definitely give it a shot.
What an awesome picture book selection! I've decided I need to keep up with picture books during the year better.
Oh, No! - loved the art AND the fun text. I bought a copy for my nephew (shhhh)
Green - gorgeous. I could see using it in upper grade classroom as a writing starter too.
Kel Gilligan - giggle fest. If you need a pick-me-up, this one is perfect.
Goddesses - I read this one for my final book in my 40 book challenge with my students. Lovely illustrations and interesting information about goddesses from all over the world.
Bomb - fabulous. I loved the narrative style. My only complaint is that I wish there had been pictures in the text instead of just at the start of the chapters. In lovely serendipity, I reviewed a graphic novel biography of Feynman for this past week's Sci Friday.
Almost Astronauts - One of my favorites for the year. This one will be featured on Sci Friday (hopefully this week), so stop back for more.
Bill the Boy Wonder - a simple account, but filled with a ton of information. It packs a punch for style, too. Learn about the secret co-creator of Batman!
Newbery / Nerdbery (My 56th!)
I was leery of starting this book, but everyone raves about it. You see, I'm not a huge crying book reader. Yet the buzz had reached a point that I knew I needed to check it out. I started it last week - on Saturday. Yes, right after Sandy Hook.
I had to put it aside for a few days, once I hit the middle of the story. If you've read it, you'll know why. When I came back, though, it was totally worth it. The story ends with love and hope. That was something I really needed to read.
Nerdy Book Club had a post on Sunday about The Book Gap Challenge. Did you check it out? I decided to toss in my cap and declare my Book Gap. Have a "look-see" and give me some pointers?
Have a lovely holiday with your family and friends!