Monday, December 8, 2014

It's Monday December 8th


It's Monday - and I'm sharing my reading again this week.

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More Mock Caldecott. I'm down to just one of the books in my stack that I haven't read yet. My students have started choosing their topic pick and writing opinions pieces on why it should win!
Here's my full list: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4878838-maria?shelf=mock-caldecott-2014

Sweet, but definitely won't take my top spot!



This one is beautiful! I love the illustrations and the message of the tale.


Wow. Just wow. This one tore me up. I think counselors and parents and teachers in middle and high school need to read this one.


Some interesting facts, but more I think the writing fell flat.




I'm not usually a huge poetry reader, but this was fabulous. Not EVERY poem did it for me - but the ones that hit me, hit hard.





Coming in 2015
 Pick this one up. Great true story!





Very sweet - I love orangutans!




I can't wait to bring this one into my room. I have a student who is losing his sight, and I think he'll definitely enjoy this picture book.












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