It was quiet reading time the other day when I heard two of my students deep in a muffled negotiation about a book. They were whispering back and forth then I saw an exchange between them.
One student opened the cover of the book, pointed to a Post-it inside, then handed the book to the other student. The other student put aside the book he was reading (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and began reading his new trade.
I was curious as to what was on the Post-It so I went over to ask. I smiled when I saw that it was a Wait List of students who wanted to read the book.
The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner.
If you haven't read it, you should add your name to the Wait List. My kids know a good book when they see one.