Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Reading

What are you reading this summer?
I am reading some of my favorite authors- adult books which I like to read in the summer. I just completed my second Mary Stewart ( Rose Cottage). These are quick easy and satisfying reads for me. Great stories and well developed characters. and engaging plots.
What are you reading? I hope you are - its so nice to sit with a glass of tea in front of the fan and read. If it's not to hot I also like to sit outside.
Write and tell me what you are reading,

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Check out Peach Tree!

I just found a wonderful website that would be great for librarian's , teachers, and parents.
When you search their site you will see that Peach Tree publishers have fantastic books and lots of extras for parents, teachers , and librarians.
There is an online catalog , which is very easy to use. Also you can find information about their author's on extensive author pages. For teachers there is a section on book guides and some guided reading levels. Librarians have similar pages for themselves. There is also a section on author/ illustrator visits.
This is an easy site to get around on and you will learn a lot about their authors and books.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Reading!

So what are you reading this summer? Summer is the perfect time to read. I have finished Stones into Schools (Mortenson) which is a sequel to Three Cups of Tea. This is the story of what Greg continues to work on building and setting up schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This story was not as fluid reading but still worth while.
Many schools in our area are doing community of readers with the first book. Also check out the wonderful website that goes along with the Three Cups of Tea book, you will find many ideas and activities that can go along with the story.