Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? October 26, 2014

What I Purchased
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page

What I Read
Chasing Before by Lenore Applehans
Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Hug Machine by Scott Campbell
The Ghosts Go Haunting by Helen Ketteman
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
First Halloween
Teeny Tiny Ghost by Kay Winters
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - 25%
Endgame by James Frey - abandoned
Bad Magic by Pseudonymous Bosch - abandoned
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page - 50%

Singsongy Picture Books - Big Pumpkin is one of my favorite books. It was a joy to share it with students again. The repetition and rhythm make it fun to read aloud.  The Ghosts Go Haunting is thisclose to the tune in the Ants Go Marching. The beauty here is you don't have to sing the whole book - I modified based on grade but we all heard the book this week. It was fun flapping, clomping, and WOEing through the library.

Halloween is coming - I read First Halloween with kindergartners and we discussed similarities and differences. We also read The Teeny Tiny Ghost and talked about how Halloween can be scary and fun.  We also watched the first minute or two of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and talked about pumpkin carving.

CYBILS - wowza - Seems like I'm pretty much reading my backside off. Because I'm sitting on it. Reading. Constantly.

I have to go read now.  If you want some reading ideas - check out TeachMentorTexts and don't forget to link your reads to her blog! Happy reading.


  1. I am feeling pretty relieved to be a Round 2 Judge! I only have to read 5-7 books. Thanks for going the really HARD part! Have a great week. ~Megan

  2. These books sound so delightful! I think I'll have to get Big Pumpkin and The Ghosts Go Hunting for our school library. This week I've been reading Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas. It's so much fun!

  3. I really liked Reading in the Wild. Made me want to start reading clubs in all the schools.

    1. I've been reading that on off and on for a bit. I heard Donalyn speak about it this summer. Access is my buzzword this year!

  4. How was Egg and Spoon? The premise sounds so interesting!
    Happy Cybils Round 1 reading!

    1. It started out strong but became a little repetitive. It's a good mix of genres.


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