Best Book I Have Not Read

Writing, Reading, Teaching, Life, Attempting to Balance it All

NCTE 2011/ALAN November 24, 2011

Filed under: ALAN,NCTE — bestbookihavenotread @ 9:58 pm

Great conference! Great sessions! Great authors! Great books!

So much to share, all of which must wait for me to finish my principal portfolio that is due the first week of December!

Ripped through Jacqeuline Woodson’s Beneath a Meth Moon in one sitting


Children’s Book Apps November 14, 2011

Filed under: apps — bestbookihavenotread @ 11:43 am

Here is one of the newest ones:

Courtesy of Publisher’s Weekly

This week in children’s apps features Mysterious Benedict Society, an app for kids and adults that will test your wits. Also, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On:¬†Things About Me, tells the tale of the shell with feet that lives in a piece of bread. Next, there’s Tacky the Emperor, the story of the penguin without a fashion sense, who makes quite the impression when the emperor comes to visit. Finally, there’s A Duck in New York City, which follows a prairie duck coming to the big city.


What’s Up??!?! November 12, 2011

Filed under: ALAN,books,NCTE — bestbookihavenotread @ 5:40 pm
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Where do I start?

I could start with the pile of books that I bought last week at the middle school…

13 Gifts by Wendy Mass

Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch (book commercial)

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko


Or how about a blog that is new to me that I am enjoying?

The Thinking Stick


Or how about the countless hours I’ve been spending finishing up elementary principal certification, due at the end of the month?


Or about all the rest of the hours I am putting in on tweaking my cover letter and resume as I apply to international schools around the world in my quest for a principal position?

Or the search for the bottom of the dirty laundry pile so I can pack for NCTE/ALAN-leaving Thursday

That’s mainly what’s up….