It's Monday! What are you reading? 10/7/12

Jen and Kellee host a weekly meme called "What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA." It encourages you to share what you read during the previous week and to plan what you're going to read/review during the current week. Thank you, Kelly and Jen, for hosting this fun meme. 

Bailey at the Museum. Written and illustrated by Harry Bliss. Scholastic, 2012. Interest level:K-3. 

An anonymous  (fictitious?) interviewer: Mr. Schu, what will you point out to first graders when you booktalk Bailey at the Museum?

1. Harry Bliss visited my school library four years ago. I will show the first graders the sketches Harry drew during his presentation and his spot on the "STAR AUTHORS" wall.

2. I will point out the hilarious details hidden in Harry's illustrations. For example, check out what Bailey's classmates are reading during the bus ride to the museum.

3. I'll stress that Harry Bliss is a master cartoonist.  

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas. Created and illustrated by James Dean; story by Eric Litwin. Harper, 2012. Interest level: K-2. 

An anonymous interviewer: How did your students respond to the Pete the Cat Saves Christmas book trailer? 

1. "How many copies are you going to buy?" -2nd grader

2. "Is someone going to mail you Pete the Cat Saves Christmas stickers?" -2nd grader  (This made me laugh out loud. I handed out Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons stickers.) 

3. "Play it again." -2nd grader

 Shadow of a Bull. By Maia Wojciechowska. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1964. 

An anonymous interviewer:Why did you read Shadow of a Bull?

I read  Shadow of a Bull for the Newbery Challenge.

Up a Road Slowly. By Irene Hunt. Berkley, 1966. 

 The High King. By Lloyd Alexander. Macmillan, 1968.


  1. The High King looks fantastic - I am going to look that one up!

  2. Oh, I will have to check out Bailey at the Museum. We recently bought a family membership to our local Natural History Museum and have been finding a few books (both fiction and non-fiction) to read about museums. I loved How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland. I wonder if you've seen it?

  3. My kiddos can't get enough of Pete the Cat. I haven't gotten to read it yet though. I hope to soon.


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