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Friday, July 15, 2016

Bookworm Buzz

In addition to all of the Caldecott books that I am reading, I am keeping up with new picture books and chapter books in the hopes of finding "the next great story," for 4th graders.  In the summer I also like to do the #bookadaychallenege, which means that I have set a goal to read 66 books this summer.  As of right now, I have read 31 books in 23 days, so I am on track to achieve the #bookadaychallenge.  How is your summer reading going?  Leave a comment or send me an email and let me know!  Enjoy the heat, read a good book in the AC, I know that I will.


Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit StillNadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still by Karlin Gray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! I remember when Nadia scored the perfect 10, I watched it on television and from that moment on I wanted to be her. This is a great non fiction story about Nadia Comaneci and how she got her start in gymnastics. The afterword lets readers know what happened to this Romanian gymnast as she grew older. I loved the pictures too. Can't wait to share it with students.


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Save Me a SeatSave Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book and have a few friends in mind who really enjoy it! Some Aha moments for me. :)


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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this novel in verse. So many points of view, could lead to some great debates!

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Very cute. Love the surprise ending. Students will love this book.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A must read for kindergarten teachers and their students during the first few days of school.m

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Just for fun!

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Some great alliteration and vocabulary woven into a funny story that everyone will enjoy!

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Just for fun and a great way to practice nursery rhymes!



2 comments:

  1. Thank you for reviewing my book NADIA: THE GIRL WHO COULDN'T SIT STILL. If you or your readers want to learn more about the making of this book, visit my resources page on my website: http://www.karlingray.com/disc.htm
    Your friend, Karlin

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  2. Mrs. Williams,
    I also loved Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still!! Did you know that "Nadia" was my favorite movie growing up?! I used to watch it over and over again. I was so excited when I saw this book at the library and I immediately took a picture of the cover to send to all of my family members! I'm glad you loved it, too.
    Your friend, Mrs. K

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