Monday, September 30, 2013
Another vampire book that you might hand to upper grade readers might be The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. It was written for adults, but students who were nourished by magical reads such as the Beautiful Creatures series and Ms. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children might enjoy leveling up.
I am rereading the Percy Jackson series with my daughter. We are finishing The Sea of Monsters this week. It makes me happy that we have books that we can read together. She wants me to read aloud to her again. which she rejected in 2nd grade. She is a fourth grader now. Now that we are co-reading, we take turns. We even have her dad reading with us some nights. I have a professional book, Using Data for Instructional Improvement, to finish this week and am planning to start two memoirs this week, Carlos Eire's book, Waiting for Snow in Havana and Alexandra Fuller's Don't Let's Go to The Dog's Tonight.