This week, I'm reading:
DIGGING FOR TROY: FROM HOMER TO HISARLIK by Jill Rubalcaba and Eric H. Cline (Charlesbridge, 2011)
Jill Rubalcaba and Eric H. Cline recount the legend of the Trojan War and then dig into the archaeological evidence recovered from Hisarlik, the site believed by many to have once been Troy. The authors detail the scientific methods of the various archaeologists who excavated the ruins from the late 1800s through the present day.
THE ADVENTURES OF NANNY PIGGINS by R.A. Spratt (Little Brown, 2010)
When stingy Mr. Green planted a Nanny Wanted sign on his front lawn for his three children, he had no idea his ad would be answered by a pig. Yes, a pig. A fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig as a matter of fact! With her insatiable urge to eat chocolate (and feed chocolate to everyone she loves), her high-flying spirit, and her unending sense of fun, Nanny Piggins takes Derrick, Samantha, and Michael on a year of surprises, yummy treats, and adventures they'll never forget.
What I'm working on:
Revisions on a picture book biography
First chapter of new middle grade novel