Monday, November 30, 2009

Current Read

Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix

I am enjoying the newest series called: The Missing by Margaret Peterson Haddix. It is exploring time travel and missing children throughout history. Sent is the book that follows Found in the series. It is about Edward the Fifth and his brother Richard from the late 1400's in England. The characters go back in time to figure out what happened. The book was hard to put down. I also enjoyed the author's summary of her research at the end of the book. It is a great read for the middle grades. I believe it will also spark the reader's interest in the history of the late 1400's. I would suggest reading Found, which is the first book in the series, first. Happy Reading!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Check Out This Great Giveaway

I found several new blogs today through my new twitter account. One of the new blogs is called The Write Brained Teacher. The blog author is doing a giveaway of Patrick Allen's new book called Conferring: The Keystone of Reader's Workshop. It looks like an awesome read. Check out her interview with Patrick Allen where you can learn more about the author and how to enter the giveaway. She also mentions Mr. Allen's Blog which looks very interesting, as well.

I learned about these two blogs through@aristotlefeet who blogs at Footsteps of Aristotle.

I was a little hesitant to join twitter because I believed I wasn't blogging enough already. I am very happy I did.