If it’s May, it can mean only one thing: Get Caught Reading Month! (Actually, every month should fit this description.) In years past, I’ve lurked the hallways with camera in hand, catching students (and a teacher or two) in the act. Even though my work situation has changed, readers should be on the alert: the Booktographer is coming! (Another reason to be on the lookout? It’s National Photograph Month.)
People are catching me reading a plethora of awesome books. Among them are:
Mostly Monty: First Grader by Johanna Hurwitz
Monty is a kid who is like any other, with a few differences. Two notable ones: he doesn’t have a pet because he does have asthma. However, this does not stop the new first grader from making the most of the good things he has. The first in a marvelous beginning-chapter-book series by a veteran author.
Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood Street by Peter Abrahams
When a homeless woman drops a bracelet as she is being loaded into an ambulance after collapsing on the street, seventh-grader Robbie picks it up. However, the doors close before she can return it, so the seventh-grader slips the bracelet on her wrist. This casual act sets in motion a chain of events that defy explanation, and changes the lives of Robbie and those around her.
Back to the books…