It’s Monday, What are You Reading? is a meme hosted with a Kidlid focus by Jen from Teach Mentor Texts, Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and originally created with an adult focus by Sheila at BookJourney.
While not my favorite Kenneth Oppel book (Airborn, holds that honor), The Boundless will appeal to train crazy children and those who love a good adventure story. The voice and interpretation of the audio version's narrator reminded me a bit of Billy Crystal. He had a nice tongue in cheek approach to the story which added to the story for an adult listener.
The audio was beautifully done. Jane Entwistle beautifully captures Ada's spirt and is able to convey both her frailty and strength. Beautiful story, beautiful characters, beautiful narration. Please don't miss this book.
Finally, I finished one of my professional development books for this summer. Schools that Work: Where All Children Read and Write by Richard Allington and Patricia Cunningham was required reading for my class in the Organization and Administration of Reading Programs. As Richard Allington is one of my go-to gurus for reading instruction research, I found myself nodding in agreement with the vast majority of the book which made the required reading fairly enjoyable.