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Mary Lee Hahn and Franki Sibberson have a blog called “A Year in Reading”: www.readingyear.blogspot.com . They are two teachers who read voraciously and share their new best reads, with a synopsis of each.
If you want information about new children’s books in order to make informed decisions about what to choose, give them a try. The site will link you to resources for teachers, teacher’s blogs, “kidlitosphere” blogs, author and illustrator blogs — and more book lists — as well. It’s free!
Here is a list of their latest titles. Go to the site to find more information about each book:
- Bird Lake Moon, by Kevin Henkes
- The Grasshopper’s Song, by Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Chris Raschka
- Ask Dr K Fisher about Creepy-Crawlies, by Claire Llewellyn
- Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar, by Janet Pedersen
- Here Lies Arthur, by Philip Reeve
- Drummer Boy, by Loren Long
The site will also lead you to Franki’s “Books I Could Read a Million Times.”
Franki Sibberson is the author of Beyond Leveled Books (Stenhouse), Still Learning to Read (Stenhouse), and Day-to-Day Assessment in the Reading Workshop (Scholastic). She is also a regular contributor to Choice Literacy.
Mary Lee Hahn is the author of Reconsidering Read-Aloud (Stenhouse).
source: I was led to this site by The 2 Sisters Daily Cafe “Tip of the Week” this week. This excellent site costs $69 for a year’s subscription and access to amazing resources including videos of classroom techniques — but the “Tip of the Week” can come to you free if you just sign up at www.thedailycafe.com.
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