Thursday, March 18, 2010

Library Loot: March 17-23, 2010

Library Loot is a weekly meme hosted by Eva at A Striped Armchair and Marg at ReadingAdvenures. It encourages bloggers to share what they've scored at the library that week.

This week's loot is collected at Eva's blog.

Middle grade, YA & Adult
Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel by Gail Carringer (currently reading)
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Kitchen Princess (Vol. 1-10) by Natsumi Ando
Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma

After next week's spring break, I'll be back in the school librarian's chair, teaching K-5 students, so I thought to do some author studies with the little ones, to ease myself back in the role and just because they're always fun for everyone. I haven't decided on all the books or even the authors yet, but this is what I'll be perusing during my break.

Kindergarten - Kevin Henkes

First Grade - David Shannon

Second Grade - Tomie dePaola

The only one that I'm absolutely sold on is Strega Nona (because it's one of my favorites) and maybe some more of her stories if the kiddies enjoy it. Personally, I'm not a fan of David Shannon, but I think the little ones do like him quite a bit.

Any personal favorite read-alouds from these authors?



samantha.1020 said...

I have Soulless checked out from the library as well so I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts on it when you finish. Enjoy your haul!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! Lovely looking books. I once worked in a library (when I was in college). I love libraries!

Here's my loot:

Katie Fries said...

Our favorite of the Kevin Henkes books is, without a doubt, Kitten's First Full Moon. Although I read it with my kids as toddlers/preschoolers. Chester's Way might be more age appropriate for kindergarteners.I love both books, really, and they're a good example of how the same author can have very different writing and illustration styles.

Jan von Harz said...

Have heard really great things about Dani Noir, but yet to read it. Your other titles sound great too. Have fun reading and stop by and check out my interview with Sharon Draper.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh lots of great looking reads! Really! WOW!

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