Tuesday, May 24, 2016


The crash!

Happy Book Birthday, Mayday by Kate Harrington!

Take a flight and enjoy this great book that is released into the sky today!  A bunch of my students read ARCs thanks to Little Brown.  I was able to pull all of them together for a photo and a few of them to stay and share their thoughts.  Here's what they had to say:

Meet Wayne.  He asks too many questions, goes to Sonic a lot and lives in the land of before, after and present.  Is he brave?  That's questionable.  Will he show you how to build courage and persevere?  You'll have to read the book to find out.

We loved this book because every chapter ends with a cliffhanger.  We love the friendship that developed between Wayne and Danny Rosenblatt, a kid who sings every word because then no one will know he stutters.

This is also a story about family.  We liked how the relationship between Wayne and his grandfather developed throughout the book.

We all agree that this is Newbery 2017 worthy because this book is as good as a burger and a side of muffins.  Yum!

-Julian, Xavier, Taylor, Tyler, Grace, Aleck and Dillon
Fifth Graders at Castleton Elementary School


  1. Thank you so much for your insights and comments about MAYDAY! You made my day. I love these pictures, too!

    1. Hope you are having a great day! It was totally the kids' idea to sit like they were in an airplane! #lovethem