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. I love how my students will track as they read to show the kindergarten child the words as they say them. Many little ones are beginning to read along.
I must also share photographic evidence of this little book thief in my room. Friday afternoon she snuck back into a bin of books I have yet to share and grabbed these.
“It’s not fair! You stash all of these books where we can’t get them until you read them.”
I pointed out that I generally bring out new books every week and book talk almost daily. “True,” she giggled as she attempted to get sneak peeks at these yet to be shared treasures before I snatched them back. Love her passion for books! I can relate 🙂
If you missed it, I shared 20 titles I highly recommend as gift books for new parents. These titles will make beautiful additions to a family’s read aloud collection.
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 is Sadie written by Sara O’Leary and illustrated by Julie Morstad
Sadie is enchanting. She embraces life – both the real and the imagined parts with gusto. Creative, inspired, endearing.
I featured our read aloud experience with this book here. It is well worth reading to see my students’ reactions.
The Skunk written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell
A skunk follows a man everywhere he goes. Why? What does he want? Why can’t the man escape? The ending continues in the strange unexplained vein. Love this book – all of its quirky and charming is delightful.
Cheetah Can’t Lose by Bob Shea
Cheetah’s ego is on competition over drive. His little feline friends realize this all too well and craftily devise a plan to make sure that cheetah won’t win the big race. Does it work? And what will it mean if it does . . . ? Very funny and engaging.
Bright Sky Starry City written by Uma Krishnaswami and illustrated by Aimée Sicuro
I was thrilled to discover this title at a local book store. It is a lovely little story about a young girl who longs to see the stars and planets in her busy city. Light pollution makes this a challenge until a storm happens and the power goes out. A detailed nonfiction afterward is shared in the back of the book all about our solar system and light pollution. Also includes a glossary. I will be sharing this with my new class in the fall.
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy
All the details of bubble gum’s invention. So much fun!
I Didn’t Do my Homework Because . . . written by Davide Cali and illustrated by Benjamin Chaud
A book of outlandish excuses and superbly creative illustrations.
Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin
Beautifully written. Loftin manages to leave her readers always a little on edge yet completely attached to the emotional story line she shares. It’s almost as if the magic suggested in the story floats off the page and whispers quietly, “Come in. Immerse yourself. Feel.” I loved this title even though I found parts of it worrisome and painful. An important book.
Up next? I am reading Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 26/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 198/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 10/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 42/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 18/50 books read