Holidays offer a wonderful chance to read, and read I did over the past few weeks – from picture books to MG, YA and adult books.
Here are a few of my favourites:
“Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution: and “Substitute Groundhog” – by Pat Miller
Pat was at the retreat I attended and I loved her workshop as well as her writing. Both stories are well written and fun. Great additions to a classroom as well for special holidays. I wish I had had them when I was teaching!
“An Egg is Quiet” by Dianna Aston
Dianna was at the retreat as well and her words and writing sparkled. loved this book.
“The Quiet Book” and “The Loud Book” – Deborah Underwood
What fun books – simple concept but so well done.
“The Tiger Rising” by Kate DiCamillo
This was a quick, but engrossing read. I was drawn into the story and the lives of Rob and Sistine. Enjoyed it – so poignant – like all of Kate’s books I’ve read.
“Four” – Veronica Roth
I enjoyed the Divergent series, so wanted to read more about Four. Kept my interest.
Check here for other great books, at Teach Mentor Texts, that fun meme hosted by Jen.
Hi Bev, your retreat sounds awesome. What great mentors you had. I love The egg is quiet, The Quiet Book. I haven’t read Four yet-intriguing, but will wait a while-too many others to read first. I just found Tiger Rising at school in a giveaway bin-brought it home. And now you’re recommending it-terrific! Thanks for all!
The retreat was lovely and inspiring. IT was wonderful meeting so many authors. I had just seen the movie Divergent and then saw the book. I am still buying too many books but there are just so many I want to read.
My 12 year old girl is now reading the first book in The Divergent series. Will ask her what her thoughts are about the book. 🙂
I enjoyed the series, but Hunger Games i found to be the better written.