Who’s Reading What Wednesday

There is good book news abounding on the Kidlit Front.  Just got work this morning that Bridget Zinn’s manuscript, Poison, sold at the book auction.  It is scheduled for a 2012 release and a sequel the following year.  Way to go Bridget!  BTW, a new auction to raise money for her and Barrett begins after Thanksgiving.  You can read about it here.

Meanwhile, Laini, Jim and sweet Clementine Pie are soaking up life in th Big Apple while they await tonight’s big event, the National Book Award dinner.  Their book, Lips Touch Three Times is one of the 5 nominees.  Such a delicious read! It would just cap off a really fabulous year for them and they so deserve it! So “mwah, mwah, mwah”  three kisses to them for luck!

I am up to my eyeballs in CYBILS Nonfiction Picture Book nominations.  Yesterday a fourth grade and a fifth grade class read several the nominations to provide feedback for me.  What was interesting was watching which books caused students to be totally engaged and which books not so much.   Of course Life-Size Zoo was a big hit and so was Where Else in the Wild.

I read the Mermaid Queen: The Spectacular True Story Of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way To Fame, Fortune & Swimsuit History! out loud to a third grade class. Happy to see the level of engagement with both boys and girls.  Third graders grasp the concept of fairness and wow, they could not believe that Annette Kellerman was arrested!  It was a very fun read aloud. 

My book club chose Oxygen by Carol Cassella.  It is a page turner about the medical field.  Cassella is a doctor in the field of anesthesia. Had to put the book down the other night as I would have stayed up all night long to read.

What are you reading?

Happy Reading.