Standouts from last week are:
The Lost Stories by John Flanagan. It was part of his Ranger's Apprentice Series. I have to admit I just loved these. My teenagers got me hooked on them. If you haven't read them it's like Lord of the Rings for middle school. In this one there are all these wonderful short stories about characters you meet while reading The Ranger's Apprentice series. Readers gain further insight into Halt and Will's journey to become rangers.
Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs by Janet Morgan Stoeke was a delightful story about a hen who finds colorful eggs in the garden. Yes, it's an Easter story. I'll definitely be reading this one to my Kinders next spring.
With my Nerdy Challenge for the week I plan to read the following:
Chapter books:The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Quest For the Spark by Jeff Smith
Picture books:A Day With No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch
Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein
Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills
Ollie's Easter Eggs by Olivier Dunrea
Where's Walrus by Stephen Savage (Yes, I know it's a wordless picture book. I'm going to read the pictures!)
Non-Fiction Books:Sarah Gives Thanks by Mike Allegra
Seymour Simon's Book of Trains
Professional Books:Still reading Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Work by Debbie Diller. (I just have to finish this one!)
I guess you see my theme. I'm trying to learn more about centers and how I can use them more effectively in my library classes. I'm definitely stalking blogs and reading your posts about center time.