I start many of the Education courses I teach with a book commercial. Some of my former students (now teachers) have expressed interest in still being able to find out what I have been reading, and so here we are. The reviews that follow are designed for teachers. They include the citation of the book, the first few opening lines, a brief summary of the book, a recommendation, and information about whether or not the book is likely to be challenged.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Children's Literature Booklist for this year
So this is the list of books that I will be using in Children's literature this year. I think it will be the last year for Sherman Alexei's The Absolutely True Diary Part Time Indian. It is such a good book, and I have kept it on the list for such a long time, but ten years old is pretty much my limit.
Anyway, here is the list:
Sheman (2007)The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.New York: Little, Brown
Mac; Klassen, Jon (2012) Extra Yarn. New
York: Harper Collins
De la Pena,
Matt (2015) Last Stop on Market
(2016) Mighty Jack.New York:First Second.
Victoria (2015) Roller Girl.New York: Dial
not my HatNew York:Candlewick.
Munoz (2015) Echo. New York:Scholastic.
George (2015) Ares: Bringer of War.New York: First Second.
Brandon (2013) The Rithmatist.New York: Tor
Dan(2014) The Adventures of Beekle, the Unimaginary Firend.New York:Little Brown
Gary (2011) Okay for NowNew York:Clarion
Gary (2015) Orbiting Jupiter. New
Jillian; Tamki, Mariko (2014)This One Summer.New York: First Second
Jacqueline (2014) Brown Girl
DreamingNew York: Penguin.