Hi friends! This blog is for teachers and families- all for the sheer joy of literacy. When we are enthusiastic about reading and writing our students and our own kids become excited to read and write. I hope that we all can be models for those in our care- how did you show your passion for reading, writing, learning, language, or words today?? It's in those small, daily moments that we teach kids to love literacy.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Library Loot and Kindle Downloads: Summer Lingers On

I went to the library today, and brought back  a couple of books I thought my students would enjoy.

Anna Hibiscus Book 1 and 2, by Atinuke
This is in our library's Moving Up section. It's set in Africa and the main character, Anna Hibiscus, has biracial parents (a Canadian mom and an African dad) and 2 younger twin brothers. I am eager to read this book because I think it will be a good book to provide basic background knowledge about Africa for some of my students, and I know it will appeal to older students with lower read levels. I think it would work for kids reading at the 2nd or 3rd grade level.

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, by Barry Deutsch
This is a juvenile graphic novel and the by line intrigued me, "Yet another troll-fighting 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl." That's all I needed! I'll let you know how it reads.

These are the books I recently downloaded on my Kindle:
I've seen Faith: A Novel by Jennifer Haigh on a number of blogs. It looks like a book I would like. Murder and the Vicarage and Tears of the Giraffe I downloaded for the Cozy Mystery Challenge. Hopefully I'll get around to reading these books sooner rather than later!

Kindle announced that library lending will be possible this coming fall. How cool is that? I can't wait!

Hope you're enjoying the heat (if you're in the US), and that you have time to duck into a cool library!

I'm linking up:
Library Loot it at The Captive Reader this week. Library Loot is a weekly event  that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

Be well! Read on!

1 comment:

  1. definitely sounds intriguing and it's difficult to go wrong with Agatha Christie or Alexander McCall Smith. Enjoy!


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