Bonnie's bookshelf: read

Frog Song
5 of 5 stars
I read this for the first time yesterday to a class of second graders. I had picked it up as a potential Caldecott honor choice this year, but if the committee is willing, I think it could be a contender for the medal. The kids couldn'...
tagged: 2014, award-book, non-fiction, and picture
5 of 5 stars
My pick for the Caldecott. Beautifully detailed without looking fussy, with a great circular story.
tagged: 2014, award-book, and picture
Far Far Away
4 of 5 stars
Entertaining and just scary enough--I honestly wasn't sure how things would end. I imagine this will be popular with the 5th-7th grade kids who loved the Scary Stories series in their 2nd-3rd grade years! I like that he leaves some of ...
tagged: 2014 and middle-grade
4 of 5 stars
Wow. While it was a slog at times, and the plot got a little over-ambitious, I respect the choice Roth made in the ending--It takes some nerve to make the choice she does, and it makes me wonder if something happened in her own life tha...
tagged: 2014, sequel, and ya
Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions
5 of 5 stars
What a great idea--teaching based on the students formulating and asking the questions. I would like a short, succinct explanation of this method I could give to my administrators and colleagues to get it rolling, but the book really he...
tagged: 2014, cccs, and professional