Time for our first update! This is a good check-up for me to make sure that I am making some progress. I have 64 books on my list this year. Last year, I was pleased to make it 50 books and I am seeing this list in the same light. If I had a quarter of 50-64 at this point that would be a nice start (12-16). I am right in the middle of that range with 14 read at this point. Here are the fourteen I have read so far:
A great addition to the Track series with an ending you shouldn’t miss.
This is another writer whose books are really unique and memorable.
I have an ongoing conversation with a student I have taught the last two years about which Dan Gemeinhart book we love the most and this one is in the mix. Great characters in an emotional adventure.
Another great writer from Washington State, this is a terrific picture book about living with kindness and taking care of yourself and others.
A informative picture book that shows how one nation, the Cherokee show gratitude. Nice information at the back as well.
Still love this graphic novel series filled with humour, action and engaging visuals.
This was a book I really felt I should have read in 2018 so I put it here to make sure I did not miss out. There is so much going on here including a great mystery.
I pretty much always need to read Ame Dyckman’s works to kids. It is so much fun to laugh in a big group. The illustrations by Scott Magoon are also excellent.
I sometimes don’t let myself read enough sequels as I try to get coverage of more authors and series that I have in my library, so I placed a few on this list to allow my self to indulge. I enjoyed the first Rule of Three book and I want to finish this series to see how it all plays out.
The conclusion to an excellent science-fiction series is filled with the big ideas that make science fiction so engaging for me to read.
This is the beginning of a cute chapter book in which two unlikely friends view each other’s worlds.
Another picture book writer that makes my school community laugh together. These fractured fairy tales see the character’s voices shine. We can’t wait for the next one featuring Red Riding Hood. Josh Funk and Edwardian Taylor have something really great here.
A super emotional, and frank memoir told in graphic novel format. A lot of high school students will see characters they recognize in this story and will be better for having read it.
A fun series opening MG novel with memorable characters and world building.
That is the start of my Must Read in 2019 year. I am currently reading Endling: The Last, which would be the 15th on my list. Distractions are always a barrier in terms of other great books. Several of mine are still not published, and also I am re-reading a lot of books to write questions for our Battle of the Books but I am still confident in reaching at least 50 of the 64.
Thanks to Carrie Gelson for hosting this fun challenge and sending us update reminder. I look forward to seeing other people’s updates and thank-you all for stopping here and reading my update.