Middle School Reading, Open Books, Uncategorized

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant is a winner of the Newbery Medal.  This book tenderly takes you through the stages of grief of a young elementary aged child, intended for readers of middle school ages. What I disliked: The ending.  I didn't get it.  It just ended. We used this as part of our fifth… Continue reading Missing May by Cynthia Rylant

liberty, Uncategorized

What is the Newbery Medal?

Recently I read a book that I didn't think was that great.  I trudged through every page because the book is a Newbery Medal winner with a shiny silver stamp on the front of the book.  I thought maybe the next page would have a novel inspiring idea, but I just kept turning the pages… Continue reading What is the Newbery Medal?