Monday, September 1, 2014

It's Monday September 1st

Wait... what? Did that title really include the word "SEPTEMBER"?? That's just not right! Why does it seem like time speeds up each year?

Anyway - with summer now officially behind me (I was back to work for professional development last week, but students return this Tuesday) I'm hoping to get back on a more regular "It's Monday" posting schedule. I'm also hoping to tackle the stack of books I need to review....


Enough chatter, right? Time to get to the bookish thing.





Also - I forgot to link up last week's post. So here it is.

http://www.mariaselke.com/2014/08/its-monday-august-25th.html

I love Enola Holmes. Add in the mysterious and fascinating Florence Nightingale, and this story is a big winner!



Wow! This is a great way to introduce science fiction to younger readers. The text isn't too difficult, and the setting is current day, so you can eliminate some of the hurdles kids often face as they tackle science fiction. I loved the story about the "fountain of youth" idea, and there's plenty of science and people in science to encourage readers to seek out more information after the book is complete. I plan to do a full review of this one coming up soon...


Best picture book this week:

I read a few, but my favorite had to be

Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 27th 2013 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
ISBN 1442435828 (ISBN13: 9781442435827)
If you loved The Monster at the End of This Book (as I did), you'll love this one.

Don't forget to look at the back of the book as you close it!











Happy Reading!


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