Here is what I read:
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor – It took a few chapters, but eventually I could not put it down. I will read the rest of this series and recommend it to students. It’s Star Wars meets Alice in Wonderland – danger, action, good vs. evil, and even the hint of romance. Perfect for middle school readers.
The Disappeared by Kim Echlin – This beautiful prose takes the reader on a journey between Canada and Cambodia. I don’t think I would suggest it for middle school – but High School would be fine – lots to think about and discuss.
Capture the Flag by Kate Messner – Another note worthy book by one of my favorite authors. Great characters, a fun adventure, and just a touch of history! This will go with my “Pre- Washington D.C. Trip” suggestions for the 8th grade.
Next week I have a few professional development books to finish and I hope another batch of books to share with students.
My kids are helping me set it up my classroom library – so excited! Last week I requested gently used books be dropped off in my new classroom – I can’t wait to see what arrives, but not in any hurry to say good-bye to summer… at least not for a week or two!
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