I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Reading Resources...

Because we all need more good books in our lives and because I gush about reading so often, I figured the best thing to do was to put some of my favorite resources all in one place:

And, to start us off, here is a website with "The 50 most inspiring quotes about books and reading."

Blogs About Books and Reading -->
- Teach With Picture Books
- The Book Whisperer
- Book Peep Wonders
- The Nonfiction Detectives
- Two Libraries One Voice
- Words We Say (Sharon Creech)
- A Year of Reading
- Raising Readers and Writers

Other Book Resources -->
- Children's Book-A-Day Almanac online (365 days of books, one for each day of the year)
- Guys Read (suggestions, tips, articles, and more - all for boys!)
- Kids Read Book Reviews
- Good Reads Book Reviews
- What Should I Read Next?
- Book Talks for kids
- Literacy Leader
- Read Kiddo Read
- The Reading Promise - It all started with a girl, her dad, and some books...
- Choice Literacy
- The Two Sisters (and the Daily 5)
- The International Reading Association (membership highly recommended!)

Online Book Trailers -->
- Online Book Trailers and Author Interviews via SchoolTube
- "Book Trailers for Readers"
- Book Trailers for All via YouTube

Through Scholastic -->
- You Are What You Read
- Read Every Day
- Book Lists/Reading Suggestions
- The Stacks (book trailers, recommendations, interactive activities, and more!)

An archive of (some of) my Reading-Related Blog Posts -->
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2012/01/holding-treasure.html (Maniac Magee and "treasure" books)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2012/02/kindred-souls.html (Kindred Souls review & reflection)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2012/03/its-mystery.html (kicking off a mystery genre study)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2012/04/reading-for-its-own-sake.html (more reading reflections, resources, etc.)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2012/04/power-of-picture-booksfor-kids-of-all.html (Max Lucado)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2012/05/ira-my-kind-of-day.html (IRA, authors, resources, and more)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2012/05/filled-with-wonder.html (Wonderstruck)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2012/07/booking-through-summer.html (Born to Run & Wonder reviews)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2012/07/book-list-4-life.html (Lifetime Book List)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2012/08/so-call-me-crazy.html (So Call Me Crazy - a "Call Me Maybe" tribute to libraries)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2012/11/prayer-in-all-things.html (Grandad's Prayers of the Earth)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2012/12/recently-read-revisited-childrenya.html (A few YA/children books of note)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2013/01/its-page-turner.html (Book conference review + link to Children's Book-A-Day Almanac)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2013/02/wrad-blog-challenge.html (World Read Aloud Day on March 6, 2013)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2013/02/wrad-blog-challenge-week-2.html (World Read Aloud Day Blog Challenge - Part 2)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2013/04/pyramid-built.html (Pyramid of Success)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2013/03/more-gr8-reads.html (The One and Only Ivan and Hold Fast)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2013/05/because-of-mr-terupt-i-am-recommending.html (Because of Mr. Terupt)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2013/05/summer-time-and-reading-is-easy.html (summer resources)
http://kfoyle11.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-tale-most-masterfully-told.html (The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult - review)

1 comment:

  1. http://us.penguingroup.com/static/packages/us/yreaders/books4boys/

    another good "books for boys" website