This Week's Media Frenzy

I’m still reading as much Young Adult fiction as I can so that I’ll be able to recommend great books to my 8th Graders.  If you have a favorite book or  list of books for this age group, please leave a comment.  Thanks!

Audible books: 

Non-Fiction   The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey 

Fiction  Summer’s Path by Scott Blum (I think I’m going to abandon it—too strange!)


Fiction      Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg

                Lunch in Paris (A Love Story, With Recipes) by Elizabeth Bard

Dead-Tree Books: 

Non-Fiction    You Gotta Be The Book by jeffrey Wilhelm, What a Writer Needs by Ralph Fletcher, and The  Writing Workshop; Working Through The Hard Parts (And They’re All Hard Parts) by Katie Wood Ray

YA Fiction   Fever! 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Adult Fiction  The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (Book 1) by Alexander McCall Smith  (P.S. This book set has been made into a series by HBO)

Blogs and Podcasts:

alt.NPR  Youthcast

School of Effective Teaching

Podcasts for Educators by Dave Jobbings

Class Acts: International Reading Association

American Public Media’s Future Tense