First, I have to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LIBBY! It's my oldest daughter's 21st birthday today. I remember my anesthesiologist was Irish, so Irish jigs were playing during my Cesarean, and the nurses put a little green bow in her hair while exclaiming, "Look at all that hair!"
These are memes started by Teach Mentor Texts and Book Journey, and I'm excited to participate, along with many other bloggers, in reviewing books I read the previous week. I'll be reviewing picture books through adult books.
EARLY MIDDLE GRADE BOOK
2013-book, award-winner, character-development, character-who-writes, early-middle-grade, read, teachers-who-inspire
This is a sweet story about Billy, a second grader with a big heart and honest feelings. My favorite chapter was the one about his love/hate relationship with his sister. I think younger middle grade readers will like it. I love Kevin Henkes because he find beauty and humor in simple things.
MIDDLE GRADE BOOK
2014-book, bebrave, character-who-writes, characters-with-disabilities, family, fantasy-science-fiction, fears, figuative-language, friendship, gifted-character, home, loss, love, mock-newbery-2015, mock-schneider-family-award-2015, model-for-writing, mood-tone, vocabulary
I wrote about this book and my Mock Newbery Club's Skype visit with her on my Celebration Saturday post, but I'm not done talking about her or her fabulous book yet!
You can see Natalie (just barely) on the screen with us. Brady (2nd front left) is holding the Jeni's Ice Cream we ate during the Skype visit. We sent some to Natalie as a thank you, too!