The One and Only Ivan

This novel is the 2013 Newbery Winner!

It was my first Kindle Fire read and I immediately thought of  it as the 21st century’s Charlotte’s Web so I am not surprised it won this award!

You can watch a book trailer and read more about it at:  http://theoneandonlyivan.com/

Also, this week the Washington KidPost editor, Tracy Grant, wrote an essay sharing lots of evidence as to why this is such a great read. Her essay makes both a strong read for how to write an essay recommending a book and also does a great job recommending this book! (So share it either in Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop, or both!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/newbery-medal-winner-is-easy-to-love/2013/02/12/3fd35536-6ca7-11e2-bd36-c0fe61a205f6_story.html?wprss=rss_on-parenting

Be sure to find time soon to read this book!!!