Little bit different post this week! I'm happy to say I finally got a copy of the last Sunshine State award book, BUT I'm still reading it -- I plan to post about it next week. For this week, I want to share a couple other books.
Amanda wrote about this one in her first week of the linky (thanks Amanda!). I picked it up from the library because of her review and just want to add my recommendation -- I really enjoyed reading it. While my read-alouds usually come from the SSYRA list, I'm tempted to fit this one in for my third graders 'cause I think they would be fascinated by the story of a tsunami wave hitting the US.
This one has been around for awhile, but I had never read it until the end of last school year. I was looking for something short to finish out the year, and this popped up one day as a free Kindle edition so I grabbed it. As you can see from the book cover, Gooney Bird has her own sense of style! Probably a lot of you have read it, so I won't rehash. I really want to say why it merits taking a look -- I think it is a great text to use in writing. Gooney Bird is a tremendous storyteller, and the book is filled with lessons about writing a narrative. In fact, after I read it I recommended it to my teaching partner (who does the ELA instruction) for this year.
See you next week with that last book and brochure!