No I didn't fall off the end of the Earth, just covered up with life.... (state testing, spring break/spring cleaning, the baseball season that felt like the never-ending story.) Yes, I have been reading. During the past month, I read my all the Easy books in T, U, and V. There were only about 65 of them, didn't take long. Standouts included:
Mississippi Morning by Ruth Vander Zee
In case you don't have this one, a young boy in rural Mississippi learns of his father's connection to the KKK. Powerful Read!
Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic
Cute story about a duck making soup and his friends are afraid he's in the soup.
The Red Blanket by Eliza Thomas
A mother recalls of the arrival of her new baby from China.
The War Between the Vowels and the Consonants by Priscilla Turner
Great little read about relationships. Could be used for a friendship lesson.
A Isn't for Fox - An Isn't Alphabet by Wendy Ulmer
Laura Knorr does an excellent job with the illustrations in this one. Loved the rhyme and rhythm.
As for chapter reads, I did manage to finish The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. Somehow I missed reading this Newberry Honor book. Definitely not your average princess/fairy tale. Mira, along with all the other girls in her village, are forced to attend the princess academy. There one will be chosen as the young prince's new bride. Loved the surprise ending.
My last day of school is Friday. I'm so behind on reading for the last month. The first thing I'm going to do (after laundry!) is curl up on the porch on work on my stack of books. I didn't make the reading challenge of 300 books for the school year. April craziness took care of that. Now it's on to summer. I'm just curious to see how many I can read!!!