It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week. This photo was taken during my book club meeting on Thursday at lunch. We had a visitor from a Grade 1 student who decided to read a picture book to the group. He started with Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and then moved onto Todd Parr books. He had a captive audience who loved it! We watched the magic of picture books delight students of all ages 🙂
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This has been a busy Sunday and I have only a few moments to share some of my reading for the past week. So I am just sharing a quick selection of titles I have read: an early picture book, a nonfiction title, an early chapter book and a novel.
What’s Your Sound HOUND the HOUND? by Mo Willems
I love these simple picture books for beginning readers. They are perfect for our buddy reading collection.
Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue written by Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Wendell Minor
This was our Friday p.m. read aloud. A beautiful, lyrical story with stunning paintings by Wendell Minor. Students appreciated the happy outcome and the detailed back matter for additional information. We just did art pieces featuring humpback whales so students are feeling particularly connected.
The Life of TY Penguin Problems by Lauren Myracle
Love this chapter book series! The cat under the bed, full bladder, Dustbuster scene is hilarious!
The Truth about Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
This is some book. Emotional. Meaningful. Centred on family and truths and lots of sugar.
Up next? I am reading Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard and have started Jack by Liesl Shurtliff as a classroom read aloud!
I love Wendell Minor’s art.
Isn’t it incredible?
I know nothing about The Truth About Twinkie Pie, but that is some cover!
And some book! Worth getting your hands on.
Oh, I loved Trapped, got lost in that one last year… Shall look forward to The Truth about Twinkie Pie… so many books to read… yikes. 🙂
True, the list is endless 🙂 But that’s a good thing!
That whole Ty series is so delightful. I’ve ordered them for the library. Mo Willems is like a god in the world of books for beginning readers. His section of the library looks like a wasteland until circulation ends, and then, I’ve got a nightmare on my hands trying to figure out where to fit them all in. I loved your post last week. showing the student’s whale art!
Thanks Cheriee! I love this Ty series too. Will be introducing it to my class soon.
To be honest, I didn’t realize Lauren Myracle did such young books. I love her work, so I will plan to get a copy of this one. It sounds like it was very funny!
They are delightful for young readers. VERY different than her YA work
Oh my Carrie–all four are now on my TBR! I haven’t seen the Mo Willems one–and I have to have The Life of Ty–some of my students will love it! Thanks so much for sharing.
A pleasure – This Ty series is ideal for younger chapter books.
I pretty much love everything Mo Willems publishes. Love the Hound the Hound book.
Isn’t it cute? Think it will be a hit in buddy reading this week.
Thank you Carrie. We want to read more books appropriate for 2-3 grade readers – The Life of Ty looks wonderful.
I’ve read two titles and love them. Think the 3rd one is out this fall or maybe sooner.
I, too, love Mo Willems and everything he writes!
In my quest to read more early chapter books, I will have to add Ty to the list 🙂
Happy reading this week!
Yes, perfect for that younger chapter book list you’ve got going!
I haven’t heard much about Life of Ty. I will have to keep an eye out for it. Thanks!
A really great little series.
Twinkie Pie made me hungry. I’m off to eat some ice cream! 🙂 Trapped looks great. 🙂
Reading the book makes one very hungry!
The photo of the week shows the joy that readers experience when they find a perfect book!
And better yet – the perfect book to share!