It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR community has read. You are guaranteed to find something new to add to your list.
I thought I would have finished many more books this week. Problem is I can’t sit still. If I am still, I think. I think about how we are still on strike. How September is going to begin with us in limbo here in B.C. No teaching, no learning. Just sad. So I spent time I would usually be reading, doing other things. Sorting. Organizing. Puttering about to keep moving. And less reading was the result. Ridiculous really because reading is one of my favourite things but it’s been a hard week knowing that there is no resolution in sight. Taking a deep breath and trying to dive back into books.
Still, I read some great titles!
The picture books I loved:
A Boy and A Jaguar written by Alan Rabinowitz and illustrated by Cátia Chien
Oh wow. This book. It’s gorgeous. It’s special. It’s a must own and must share. A story of a boy who finds his voice and shares it in the best of ways.
Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won
This book was sent to me by the wonderful Alyson Beecher and it marched into my hands and begged to be read. Delightful. Charming. It whispers, “Hey, there is an art project just begging to happen here don’t you think?” Yep!
The Long, Long Journey The Godwit’s Amazing Migration written by Sandra Markle and illustrated by Mia Posada
I am always fascinated by migration stories. This title highlights the journey of the godwit’s migration. Almost unbelievable. Beautifully illustrated.
Chamelia and the New Kid in Class by Ethan Long
Perfect read aloud for little ones – addresses feelings of jealousy, wanting attention, accepting the new kid. Always relevant.
In New York by Marc Brown
A great introduction to an incredible city.
I also finished
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Reading this book was kind of like stumbling into an eclectic antique store and picking up interesting items to examine. Stacks of sentimental. Little bowls of charm. Artifacts full of whimsy. Sorrow. Longing. Joy. Magic. What a book.
Up next? I am now reading Okay for Now by Gary D. Shmidt with my children and plan to start Revolution by Deborah Wiles later today.
Reading Goal Updates:
2014 Chapter Book Challenge: 60/100 novels complete
Goodreads Challenge: 394/650 books read
#MustReadin2014: 20/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 100/65 complete