I talked about what we did in my school library for World Read Aloud Day, but didn’t mention what I read to the fifth and sixth graders:
Sparrow Girl by Sara Pennypacker (yes, that Sara Pennypacker) is a remarkable picture book. It’s a fictionalized account of Mao’s war on sparrows that eventually killed millions and millions of birds – and people. I plan to use it this spring with a high school Biology class to discuss the inter-relatedness of things.
I finally finished the Stephen King book, 11/22/63. It was remarkable – I’d always been afraid to read King, and then this was entirely NOT what I expected.
Then I started going shopping for books on my Kindle again (I never used to buy new books like I do now), and I see John Grisham has a new title. I’m disappointed I didn’t see this right away; I always try to read his in the first few weeks of release.
I’ve read several books by Temple Grandin – you should too! – and well, spring is coming and I do, in fact, need to get off my butt and on with my training. Ahem.
I’m looking for a current book on computer programming, and I cannot wait for this book to come out (June 11th).
And since I link to a children’s librarian blog above, I should state a children’s book I’ll begin reading this week, too:
(Yes, I know I’m a little behind . . . )
So what are you reading?