The students returned last week! Some were smiling, some were sleepy. I did hear reports that many were waiting to get into the library and check out some books, and they will get to do just that starting tomorrow!
I am working on finishing two books this week:
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones, illustrated by Katie Kath is on our Bluebonnet Nominee list.
Sophie is a twelve-year-old transplant to the country, after inheriting a farm from her great uncle. The first animal she encounters on the farm isn't your typical chicken!
This book is written mainly in letters from Sophie to her deceased grandmother and great-uncle, and to a poultry company--the latter's responses are unusual and mysterious, and I'm hoping I find out who's typing them by the end of the book.
I'm also still working on Ralph Fletcher's Breathing In, Breathing Out: Keeping a Writer's Notebook. It's not long at all--only 112 pages--but it's full of detail, information, and examples, so I'm finding myself reading just a chapter or two before setting it down and letting it sink in. I'm inspired to start a writer's notebook of my own; at the very least, it will make me more observant and mindful of my surroundings.
It's Monday! What's on your reading agenda for the week?