It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week. This was taken during buddy reading with the Ks. What I love about it? That children are everywhere. All reading. Under things. On the carpet. At tables. Walking around. Reading, reading, 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. It’s the best way to discover what to read next.
Loved some special books this week – here are a few of my favourites:
My Teacher is A Monster (No, I am Not!) by Peter Brown
Everyone has read this book, I know, I know. I kept not reading it thinking I might buy it. How I love Peter Brown! Then I tried to reign in my book purchasing and requested this title from the library. Now, of course, I really want it . . . My logic around not buying books usually fails. Miserably.
I adored this book. It’s sweet and funny. But also tender and kind of vulnerable. That’s how it struck me at least. All about perspective of course but also about opening yourself up to viewing someone in a new way.
Sebastian and the Balloon by Philip C. Stead
Ode to imaginations and pickle sandwiches. Absolutely charming.
Toys in Space by Mini Grey
What happens if you leave your toys outside all night? Well, they’ll be abducted by aliens of course.
Outside Your Window: A First Book of Nature poems by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Mark Heard
Oh these illustrations. This book is a treasure. The poetry is varied – many poems became my favourites. I tried to list them but kept changing my mind! A beautiful book to give, to have, to read.
I also finished Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
I find myself strangely without words on this title. The pages are seeped in vulnerability for so many reasons. There are some hard and heartbreaking pages. It’s a quick read that follows you around for days. I can see why the Schneider committee selected this book. A YA read.
Up next? I am reading The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 8/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 61/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 5/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 15/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 5/50 books read