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 K class. Don’t you just love how completely enthralled this little guy is in this story? Absolute focus. It helps that his buddy is an expressive, keen reader. Ah, book love shared!
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.
My reading this week included:
The Bear’s Sea Escape by Benjamin Chaud
Another adventure of the busy, bustling searching high and low kind. Papa Bear must find Little Bear who has again disappeared. This time, some of the searching happens on a tropical island. What fun!
The Fly by by Petr Horáček
Highly amusing. The story of the highly misunderstood and under loved house fly.
A Nest is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long
I love all of these books by Aston and Long. This is particularly gorgeous and full of fantastic information about various nests. I loved the neighbourly nests.
The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond
I preordered this book based on its gorgeous cover and the buzz I was hearing about it being a beautiful book about whales and oceans and measurement and wow. And, wow! An incredible read aloud for children who love to be amazed by nature. I loved the illustration of the blue whale’s mouth with 50 people standing in its lower jaw! Hoping Jenni Desmond decides to do more books with a nonfiction flair. This is a must own.
Lulu Belle and the Sea Turtle written by Belinda Murrell and illustrated by Serena Geddes
This is the second Lulu Belle that I have read and I am so impressed with this young chapter book series. Perfect for primary students to read independently or a fun read aloud for those little readers not quite able to read on their own. This title is about sea turtles, art shows, a family adventure and a small Australian Aboriginal community.
Son of a Gun by Anne de Graaf
Whoa. A fast read. Haunting. Powerful. About civil war in Liberia and children who are kidnapped and forced to become soldiers. Based on interviews with former child soldiers. Lines in this book stopped me cold.
Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 28/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 211/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 11/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 46/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 21/50 books read
Up next? I continue to read Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles At school, my students and I are more than half way through Jack by Liesl Shurtliff