Sunday, April 6, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? April 7, 2014

Please visit the amazing blogs: Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers who host this terrific meme each week.

Here is what I finished last week.

A Snicker of Magic 
by Natalee Lloyd
I read this book with a lunchtime book club and 
LOVED it. What a unique story!

Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor
I read this book in my attempt to read the Newbery winners. I did not realize that it was the 4th in the series. It is an amazing and powerful story!

I finished listening to...
Flora and Ulysses
by Kate DiCamillo
This book was on my must-read-in-2014 list. 
I enjoyed the audio version of this Newbery winner.  

Currently Reading...
The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill
by Megan Frazer Blakemore

What Are You Reading Friends?


  1. Love how you kept it short and sweet. I needed aim for that. Wasn't Snicker of Magic, well, magical? Sweet, charming, wonderful story.

    1. I definitely kept it short this week. I try to leave a link to Goodreads if anyone wants more into. Yes indeed, Snicker was a fabulous book!

  2. Good morning! I have a question for you about Roll of Thunder... What age level do you think this book could be used for? I have a low 3rd grade reading student whose mom just gave this book to for him to read independently... I have ever read it but my guess is it is too high of a level?? Thoughts?

    1. Michele, this book is definitely for middle school both in content and readability.

  3. Great books, Gigi. 'Snicker' is still to be read. I feel pressure from so many! Have a great week!

  4. I really want to read The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill - I loved The Water Castle. Will be interested to see what you think. Isn't Flora & Ulysses just so wonderful . . . ?

  5. A Snicker of Magic and Flora & Ulysses are fantastic!

  6. I have misplaced Snicker of Magic, which I'm dying to read.... it's somewhere in this house! I need to go through all my book stacks and find it. Roll of Thunder is an impressive book, isn't it? I haven't felt like reading the rest of the series, but I did like Roll of Thunder a lot--it has stuck with me.

  7. Yay! I didn't realize Megan Frazer Blakemore had a new book coming out. Flora & Ulysses and A Snicker of Magic are both wonderful, and I agree with you about Roll of Thunder. It's a powerful book, but definitely for middle school.

  8. Hi there Gigi. I have yet to read Flora & Ulysses - it is languishing in our shelf. Hopefully before the year ends. I'm excited to read Snicker of Magic - I am sure we're bound to get a copy before year ends. I think my daughter who is a sixth grader may have read Roll of Thunder, will ask her about it. Have a great reading week! :)

  9. We have A Snicker of Magic on our summer reading list. Can't wait to read it.