Books I Read This Week:
Like Bug Juice on a Burger by Julie Sternberg, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Amulet Books, 2013 (Provided by publisher for review)
Novel in Verse/Realistic Fiction
Recommended for grades 2-4
If you teach grades 2-4 this is pretty much a must for your classroom library! With short, simple sentences this text will be accessible to young readers. Written at a reading level that seems comparable to Magic Tree House books, but feels so much more sophisticated and authentic to the "kid experience."
If you've ever been to summer camp you can relate in one way or another to Eleanor. I myself have some loathsome memories of a certain summer camp in Maine. I'm sure this is a fine, fine camp. However, when you are from out of town, don't know anyone, play tennis for beans and are deathly afraid of dock spiders...well let's just say camp feels less than fine to that girl. I could be Eleanor, I felt her experience that well. At the end of the school year I had a student mentioning multiple times how much she hated summer camp because of the BUGS. I get it, I truly get it. And, I can't wait to hand this book to that girl in September!
I also made sure to buy Like Pickel Juice on a Cookie, which came out in 2011, and which I did not know about until I fell in love with this little bit of a story.
I'm Currently Reading:
And currently loving! This one is hefty, but I should be through it in a few more days.
Well, since I've been so spastic about my book choices lately, I'm not locking myself into anything. I've got a new title from the library, which I will probably focus on next. As soon as I find it...
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