It's Monday! What are you reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. Jen Vincent over at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye from Unleashing Readers decided to put a children's and YA spin on it and they invite anyone with an interest to join in. You can participate by creating your post then visit one of their sites to add your site. Finally, visit at least three participant blogs and comment to spread the love.
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The Past Week:
I am really attacking my graphic novel pile for Book Boot Camp. It is the perfect excuse for diving into these fun books. I also attended a great session at nErDCamp about using Graphic Novels for learning so they are especially appropriate. Yummy was tragic and moving. The Storm in the Barn will be good to use with our Great Depression unit and the other two were just plain fun.
Food: The New Gold was actually a bit terrifying. The world's food situation is not particularly wonderful right now. I found the topic worrisome, but it was also a bit dry for young readers. Hope and Tears was written in a more casual style and the wide variety of formats made it engaging.
This is the audiobook that I listened to on the drive to nErDCamp when I was alone in the car. It is the one I happened to have on my iPad from AudioSync. Very old-fashioned, but hilarious!
The Coming Week:
I have started Adventures in Graphica (a professional book) and an ARC of the new book Shadows by Robin McKinley. I have some more graphic novels and a pile of ARCs that I am eager to read like Dream Thieves and The Boy on the Porch. What will you be reading this week?