The fifth-grade book club met Monday, March 31. We discussed A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz. This book provides so much entertainment and meaning, I am impressed with it time and time again. There are two other related books by Gidwitz that follow the first one--In a Glass Grimmly and The Grimm Conclusion, both of which are on my list of books I plan to read this summer. The book club’s next selection is Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage. Copies are available at the Manhattan Beach Public Library “bookmobile.”
With grades 4 and 5, we are almost done with our novels! I am hoping to finish with all classes of both grades by the end of April.
I received an interesting link regarding the Cook Prize--the nonfiction book contest that third grade participated in this year. Turns out the contest involves schools and libraries around the world! Here is the link to the Cook Prize 2014 map. This is a contest we will certainly do again next year--the nominees this year were all very interesting.
Happy April break, everyone! I look forward to reading a lot, in search of the best books for the summer 2014 lists of recommended pleasure reading. You might want to take one last peek at last year's lists before they are replaced with the new ones.