Monday May 4th, 2015

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 🙂

Monday May 4th, 2015 #IMWAYR There's a Book for That

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.


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.

What's Your Sound Hound the Hound? Monday May 4th, 2015 #IMWAYR There's a Book for That

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.

Trapped! A Whale's Rescue Monday May 4th, 2015 #IMWAYR There's a Book for That

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 Life of TY Penguin Problems Monday May 4th, 2015 #IMWAYR There's a Book for That

The Truth about Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh

This is some book. Emotional. Meaningful. Centred on family and truths and lots of sugar.

 Twinkie Pie Monday May 4th, 2015 #IMWAYR There's a Book for That

Up next? I am reading Watch the Sky by Kirsten Hubbard and have started Jack by Liesl Shurtliff as a classroom read aloud!

24 thoughts on “Monday May 4th, 2015

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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