Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Support your local library update #3

I forgot to post this here but did post in the wiki for the class to see my updates. I finished reading The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFelice Saturday. I read the second "ghost" story by the same author, The Ghost and Mrs. Hobbs, and for some reason found the first one to be a bit better. They were both good but the first seemed fresh and good for the targeted age group but I felt almost like everything in the second book was expected to be there. Still some plots and twists.

Speaking of checking out books from the library, on my previous posting, I talked a little bit about Flygirl by Sheri L. Smith. Well, my friend Carol Baldwin is going to interview her for the newsletter she and Joyce Moyer Hostetter have, TalkingStory. To sign up for the newsletter, go here. It is a 3-step process to sign up for the newsletter but well worth it. If you need some inspiration or want to follow Carol's research, go to Carol's blog and check out the postings of all the information she is gathering for upcoming YA novel about a young mixed racial girl growing up in the mid 1900s. If you are a teacher or homeschooler who is into writing and teaching writing, check out Carol's book - Teaching the Story. It is full of activities and lesson plans to get the ball rolling so to speak.

Will report on my next book soon. I have two more to read from my check out a week ago and then it will be time to get some more books. I hope Mr. Hughes' class is reading like crazy too so they can get these cool prizes I have for them. Until next time, keep reading and see you all in the postings - E :)

1 comment:

Carol said...

Thanks,Elysabeth, for passing along the word about Talking Story and Teaching the Story too. Much appreciated. Carol