Reading Ahead – January 2009

Even though we aren’t writing to request review books right now, we still get quite a few each month. Here are some from the January arrivals that really stood out as having great potential for encouraging readers. Note: In years past, I wrote separate posts for each category of new books. Because of the amount of crossover and the number of people who want books across genres, I’ve decided to combine them into one post. Bilingual Books Patterns / los Disenos by Bev Schumacher [Learning Props, LLC, 2008]. This is an interesting twist on a bilingual vocabulary book. The words are sorted by patterns (e.g., the illustration for plaid is a shirt (la camisa). (Flesch Kincaid Readability Level = .5) Easy … Read more