The picture books:
|The Lion's Share: A Tale of Cake and Eating It, Too by Matthew McElligott|
|Memiors of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian and Illustrated by Tim Bowers|
|Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt|
Where The Wednesday Wars made references to Shakespeare, Okay for Now revolves around several paintings by John James Audubon. I have to admit, I think I liked it more than its predecessor. Schmidt tugs at your heartstrings (and your funny bone) throughout the novel. I think students will enjoy this as a read aloud, although it may be more appropriate for grades six and up.
Watch this video to hear Gary D. Schmidt talking more about Okay for Now: