Monday, April 28, 2014

It's Monday - April 28th




Wow - I managed to get a post up in under three weeks this time! I had an odd little assortment of completed titles since last week...

Head over to www.teachmentortexts.com and www.unleashingreaders.com for more posts. 




One of my students chose to research the Salem Witch Trials, so I grabbed a few books from my local library. This first one was a solid overview with some interesting source material.

Jane Yolen is a master, and I love this series of unsolved mysteries. 

Awesome series! I'm so glad I'm all caught up now for the newest title. 



Not quite as fun as the first, but a worth addition to the humorous history graphic novel collection. 






This comes out in mid May - and is well worth your time. More thoughts below... 

4.5 stars
It made me laugh - a lot. A trio of book loving friends form a group of "literary saboteurs". The bookish humor is amazing. The lessons are great. The friendship - and a touch of romance - rang true. Read it for all the great book references because it's worth it even just for that! 

Two things gave me pause:
1) Their teacher called himself "fat Bob" - but fat jokes (though they were limited) make me cringe a bit. 
2) Will it feel dated quickly? Lots of specific tech references to twitter and Instagram sound cool now - I just hope it doesn't keep kids from enjoying in a few years.


Happy reading!





No comments:

Post a Comment

 
Blog design by Imagination Designs using images from the No Monsters Under My Bed kit by Lorie Davison