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Tracks | Louise Erdrich
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On this last day of #boutofbooks, starting TRACKS by Louise Erdrich for the #ErdrichMedicineReadAlong, hosted by @erins_library and @thunderbirdwomanreads over on Instagram. Looking forward to the January 17 discussion on Erin's feed.

#nativeauthors #louiseerdrich #tracks #anishinaabe #ojibwe #firstnations #fiction

Snail Trail | Ruth Brown
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🐌 A sweet little children‘s book about direction and perspective, to help little ones understand things like “up, down, through, into, over,” etc.

🐌 Bonus points because it features a snail (my spirit animal guide and one of my favorite creatures).

🐌 I also love the snail‘s little derpy eyes 😂
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#booksbrewsandbooze #snailtrail #ruthbrown #booksaboutsnails #thesnailismyspiritanimal

🐌 Also, and here‘s where the grown-up teaching child part comes in ... the book also teaches about perspective, by showing how what looks like a cave, an arch, a forest to the snail, is actually something much different.

🐌 There‘s a page at the end that shows the route the snail took, and parents and caregivers can show the child how the snail went through a cave that was really a flower pot! Through an arch that was really a gardening tool, that kind of thing. Super fun and super sweet.
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In the Snow: Who's Been Here? | Lindsay Barrett George
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This RF by Lindsay George is a fun and mysterious book. It is about two kids trying to figure out whose footprints are on the snow. They go on an adventure and try to find out where the footsteps leads them. This book is fun and can be used for RT because it is exciting and get‘s students involved.

fquadri EL strategy 8 can be used and UDL strategy 2.5 can be used to demonstrate the book using RT.
This website gives us information on the author of this books and has links to other books that she has written.
DrSpalding I like the idea of using readers theater! I made a text to text connection with your last post, The Snowy Day. You could have students compare and contrast the two stories. 3y
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Animal Tracks | Arthur Dorros
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Animal tracks?!?!? Nope, hand prints from the littles we took on a short hike this morning. 😂 They pelted my spouse with snow every few steps.

Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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This was a favorite of 2017, and I remember that the characters often returned to the train tracks on the bridge. A pivotal scene takes place on the tracks when the main character makes a decision about the innocence of another man. #tracks #nuyear

AmyG I have read great things about this book. 5y
TrishB I have it on the tbr...... 5y
DivineDiana @AmyG The father in this book is one of my all time favorite characters. Right up there with Atticus Finch. 5y
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DivineDiana @TrishB 👍🏻 5y
Lcsmcat I loved this book! 5y
Mdargusch Good one! I loved this book! 5y
DivineDiana @Mdargusch Thank you! 5y
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I finished this book just in time to use it for today‘s #nuyear prompt, #tracks. I thought Whitehead‘s depiction of the Underground Railroad was very interesting. He took a lot of different liberties as far as history goes, which didn‘t bother me. It is fiction after all. I kept wanting to see what happened with Cora next, although I was also terrified for her. #booked2018 #pocauthor

Kodak2057 I loved this book! The real question is do you think she was alive at the end? There was a nice debate about it in my Goodreads group! 5y
Bks4Wrms You are a fast reader, you just started this book two days ago! 5y
Reviewsbylola That‘s a great question. I‘m going to go with no. But she had a way of always persevering. I expected her to die multiple times. And then to read towards the end that her mother was actually dead—whoa. 💔 @Kodak2057 5y
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Reviewsbylola I actually thought it would take me much longer. The subject matter made it a slower read, but I had a hard time putting it down. @Bks4Wrms 5y
Jennick2004 I have GOT to read this one this year! 5y
Kodak2057 @Reviewsbylola I think I agree, I was also gobsmacked about her mother!! I was heartbroken too and that Cora never knew, could never know :( but yeah I think she died. 5y
Reviewsbylola I bought it when it was first published. I picked it for the #booked2018 challenge because I was determined to finally read it!! @Jennick2004 I can relate. 5y
emilyhaldi Glad you liked it! 5y
batsy I both want and don't want to read this, because it sounds amazing and because I know it'll be a difficult read in terms of its subject... 5y
Mdargusch I like your reading buddy 😍 5y
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻 you & Em were in sync yesterday 👯‍♀️ 5y
Reviewsbylola IKR!! I knew all day I was going to finish it and use it so when I saw her post I laughed. 😂 @Cinfhen 5y
Meredith3 Gertrude is too cute! 5y
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#NuYear #day16 #Tracks The tracks referenced in this non-fiction book about 1971‘s year of music, are some of the most famous tracks of all time. Songs like American Pie by Don McLean, Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones, Baba O‘Riley by The Who & biggest of all, Stairway To Heaven by LED Zeppelin. It also happens to be the year I was born, which makes me a legend too. Rock on dudes!🤟

Cinfhen Love this!!! Book sounds fabulous just like you😎😎😎😎😎 5y
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 I‘ve seen this on hubby‘s shelves! 5y
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The Track of Sand | Andrea Camilleri
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#nuyear #tracks
Cannot beat some Montalbano! I love the Inspector Montalbano Series.

rubyslippersreads Great cover! 5y
Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads There are some great covers in this series. 5y
Cinfhen Not familiar with this series!!! 5y
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TrishB @Cinfhen me neither! 5y
Andrew65 @Cinfhen @TrishB They are translated from Italian (a great job is done with the translation) and are set in Sicily, great humour in them and quite a quirky main character. Quite quick and entertaining reads. There is also a tv series. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05c0br8 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RW-OuoLOvs4 5y
Melissa_J I thought for sure you‘d pick the Railway Detective series! 5y
Andrew65 @Melissa_J Why didn‘t I think of that! 😳Only excuse is I‘d been to London for a Conference yesterday getting up at silly o‘clock to get there, had a bit of a bad day all round and was tired! 5y
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The London Train | Tessa Hadley
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#NUYear #tracks
I scrawled through my 'read' books to find something to fit and found this one. A secret guilty pleasure is domestic drama and Tessa Hadley does tem really well especially in her short stories. Here a Cardiff /London train journey leads to two strangers starting a conversation, their attraction has dramatic consequences.

TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 5y
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#tracks #nuyear Elevated trains in NYC. May 12th 1955 was the last run for the 3rd Ave line.This book is a little love letter to the Els.Part of the charm beyond the stations and such are the neighborhood pictures from mid century,kids playing, outdoor newsstands, gents in hats and a pushcart or two. Subways are faster , but I would have loved to see the view.

TrishB Love the variety of posts today 👍🏻 this looks lovely. 5y
Leftcoastzen @TrishB mostly gone now, Bloomingdales still there. That subway station has an entrance to Bloomies so if the weather is bad, you don‘t have to go outside to get in the store.😁 5y
batsy Looks like a fascinating book! My nephew would love it 🚂🚅 5y
Cinfhen Very cool!! I always equate the El with Chicago for some reason (and Brooklyn).... 5y
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