My #MustReadin2017 List
Middle Grade Books I Have ReadAs of last April, I had read eight of the books on my list. As of today, I have read most of the rest of the books on my list. I read Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder, a very compelling and unique story. I had been anticipating Tumble and Blue because I loved Cassie Beasley's Circus Mirandus so I was glad to finally read this one. It was magical and beautiful. The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff is an amusing star about a group of kids who go to war against their parents, but it is also about a girl dealing with the challenges of having parents who are getting divorced. Jake the Fake Keeps it Real by Craig Robinson is a funny chapter book about a boy who finds his true self that I think will appeal to reluctant readers. I read two books that will be great for transitional chapter book readers. One, The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13 by Honest Lee and Matthew Gilbert tells short, funny stories of what happened to a class of students when they won the lottery. Isadora Moon Goes to School by Harriet Muncaster is also an amusing book that tells about Isadora, who is half fairy and half vampire and conflicted about whether she should go to fairy school or vampire school. All of these were great reads and books I would recommend to middle grade readers.
Professional Books I Have ReadI read one of the professional books that was on my list.
I discussed this professional text as part of #cyberPD, a virtual professional book study. You can read my posts about it here, here, here, and here. This was an insightful professional text that got me thinking about how I teach reading. A worthwhile read.