I finished up a great reading week and celebrated my first successful #bookaday challenge for July!
It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys and then refocused onto KidLit by Jen of Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers. It's a fantastic way to reflect on your reading and discover great new titles by connecting with the other bloggers that link up.
Sam Lewis is about to get his butt kicked in 33 minutes by his (former?) best friend, Morgan. I love books that slow down time to stretch out moments and these 33 minutes are packed with poignant details about two long-time friends that are growing apart as they change. The beginning is hilarious and chock full of one crazy thing after another until those last couple of pages that left me.... feeling. What a powerful last word!
My daughters and I loved this book - groaning over all the spectacular things the boys miss and then comparing the world they left with the world they fall into Although.... I gotta say - this book kind of gave me a mini existential crisis! Where are they? If they go in the house, will their parents have different colored hair? They fell so far - they can't ever get back - aaahhhhh!! ;-)
Professional development book for July with lots of awesome hooks to boost engagement in the classroom. Although slightly overwhelming to this introverted teacher, I'll do my best to get my pirate on this fall!