Book Journey. Jen & Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts have adapted this to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.
Here are three stand outs from the past couple of weeks:
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff (Penguin, February 12, 2013) - This book and the characters in this story will stay with you for a long time. And it will definitely make you hungry for cake.
Seeds, Bees, Butterflies and More!: Poems for Two Voices by Carole Gerber; Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin (Henry Holt & Co., February 5, 2013) - The 5th graders that I am working with LOVED this book of poems. They enjoyed reading them aloud.
Follow, Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer; Illustrated by Josée Masse (Penguin, February 7, 2013) - This follow up to Singer's Mirror Mirror is just as wonderful. I can't even imagine trying to write a reverso poem. My hat is off to Singer for her creating this fantastic book of poems.
As for this week, I think I am going to read Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle (Simon & Schuster, February 5, 2013). I have heard such great things about this book.
So, what are you reading?