Children’s/YA Lit Read Last Week:
The One and Only Ivan – love, love, love this book. Check out my review here.
The Fault In Our Stars – I’ve been hearing about this and have had a signed copy sitting on my shelf since I got home from ALA Midwinter more than a month ago. When I woke up at 3:30 last night and couldn’t go back to sleep, I decided to start it. I started and couldn’t stop – I went back to sleep at 6 a.m. after I finished it. I am tired today but it was SO worth it.
Extra Yarn – I’d heard about this one and picked it up to read at the wonderful Pooh’s Corner children’s bookstore in Grand Rapids. The story is lovely and the pictures exquisite – it is now on my desk so that I can take it to class next week to share with my students.
The Torch Lighters: Tomorrow’s Teachers of Reading – this was a study headed up by Mary Austin at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and published in 1961. I’m reading it to get a better understanding of how people were thinking about training teachers to teach reading and if/how children’s literature played a role in those conceptions.
Next up: practicum writing — time to take a short break from reading and start to write about what I’ve found, more soon!