It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week. Now that it is summer and I am not surrounded every day with little readers, what can I do? Choose favourite, not yet shared moments of course! Here is one of my avid readers sharing her love for author Robert Munsch. She told me.
“I love Robert Munsch. And I love cookies. Who doesn’t love Robert Munsch? And cookies?”
Good question. 🙂
From the classroom 2014/2015 archives:
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.
Busy, busy with book lists! In case you are interested:
In the world of books: 25 boys who stand out
In the world of books: 25 girls who stand out
Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read
Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: A Fascination with Nests and Eggs
I dis some amazing picture book reading this week! Some of my favourites:
Pool by JiHyeon Lee
Gorgeous. Wordless. Two children dive deep and meet under a bunch of swimmers and floaters in a busy pool. What do they find there? A fantastical world. I had to purchase this one. I love the colours, the negative space, the whimsy.
Book written by David Miles and illustrated by Natalie Hoopes
A book about the magic of books. Celebrating all things @booklove Yes, please.
The Night World by Mordicai Gerstein
This is truly brilliant. A dark, usually known world, is busy and alive when it is explored at night. Slowly, morning happens. And wow, does it happen beautifully. All about the magic of light.
I Yam a Donkey by Cece Bell
Super silly. Can’t wait to read this aloud!
In the Village by the Sea written by Muon Van and illustrated by April Chu
A Vietnamese family. A small house.A cricket. A certain kind of magic. I recommend experiencing this title.There is so much to it I want to reread it again and again and then share it with children. Simple but yet complex.
Chengdu could not, would not fall asleep by Barney Saltzberg
Wow these illustrations. For panda lovers, this is adorable.
What If . . . ? by Anthony Browne
Worries about attending a birthday party. A big imagination. Full of fantasy and emotion.
The Day the Crayons Came Home written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
I was lucky to get a sneak peek at an advanced reader copy of this title at my local book store. Hilarious. Hilarious. Hilarious. I laughed out loud multiple times. Mark down August 18th on your calendar and rush out and buy this book from your favourite local book store!
The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner
Sweet story by Catherine Rayner. How I love her illustrations.
I Will Take a Nap by Mo Willems
An over tired Gerald really needs a nap. As always, so funny.
And I finished two novels.
The Paper Cowboy written by Kristin Levine
Levine is such a story teller. This title is a challenging read. Our main character Tommy struggles with his own actions and his mother’s unpredictable rage. Guilt, fear, anxiety, pride – so many feelings. So many themes in this historical fiction title: bullying, friendship, family dynamics, community, sibling relationships . . .
Lost in the Sun written by Lisa Graff
What a concept for a book. What is life after you accidentally kill someone? (freak accident) Now there is a big question! Somehow, this title answers it. A book about a young boy lost. Dealing with family. Making friends. Being really angry. Moving on. And how much do I love the character of Fallon Little?
Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 37/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 242/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 15/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 48/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 26/50 books read
Up next? I am about to begin The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton Scanlon
I still need to read the Lisa Graff book and there are several picture books on here that I am dying to get my hands on. Thanks for sharing that photo at the beginning. Hope you enjoy Great Good Summer.
I am excited to begin The Great Good Summer. This is her first novel isn’t it? I love sharing the photos from my room – makes me miss the kids looking back over the photos from the year!
Love Chengdu & gave the new Mo Willems to the grand-girls. Both great books. Thanks for all these new ones. I am lucky that my library has them! Will look for The Night World especially. FYI-I loved In A Village By the Sea, also from the library, but may have to buy it. Thanks, Carrie!
So pleased that you liked A Village by the Sea. I am also thinking I may need to buy it. Pretty incredible isn’t it.
Love the cover of Chengdu. So beautiful.
The inside pages are even more stunning!
ohmygosh those picture books all look so good! I’m especially excited to get my hands on The Night World and Pool. I have high hopes for Lost in the Sun as Graff’s Absolutely Almost was one of my favorite reads of last year.
Great choices. I bought Pool and am now thinking I would like a copy of The Night World for my class! It is just incredible.
So many great titles, Carrie! Many of my students also fell in love at first sight with Chengdu, and I am looking forward to checking out Village by the Sea.
I think you will love this title. It is so rich!
So excited to hear Crayons sequel is great! I’ve got it preordered already. August is going to be a great book month!
I bought I Yam and The Night World. Both great books for different reasons!
Lost in the Sun is in my pile. Hope Circus Mirandus is getting better for you! What part are you on?
Hi Michele – I feel guilty but I just can’t get into Circus Mirandus. Not the time for me maybe. It just isn’t clicking. I am afraid I won’t get it read in order participate in the chat. Not sure why it isn’t clicking. So many people love it. The Crayons sequel is HILARIOUS. You will love it. Perfect for writing ideas and just plain fun reading!
So many good picture books. I have been reading MG fiction all summer but may need to take a day or two and dive into the picture pool for a bit! Thanks for sharing.
Picture books are always so much fun for me. I do mostly read novels in summer too but I try and get to bookstore every few weeks and catch up on the picture books!
Can’t wait for the Crayons sequel. I’ve read the first book aloud many times and I laugh hysterically every time. So funny. Your post makes me want to visit the bookstore and read a few new PBs. So many wonderful ones. I was so excited to get that Lisa Graff in ARC at NCTE last year–and I STILL haven’t read it! Funny how the desperate need to read a book sometimes dissipates as soon as I possess it!
I think this second one is even more amusing. In fact, I will just call it. Much more funny! I love book store visits. And they love me. I always walk out with a full bag and a buzzing VISA card. Oh well! Sharing books makes everything equal out. Sharing book joy is priceless.
Adding to my Goodreads list! Thanks, Carrie!
Wonderful! Happy reading!
I’m so glad that you mentioned Fallon – what an original character! Everything that Mordicai Gerstein does is brilliant, I will have to find this one.
You will. It is so stunning. Such an experience to read it.
Ah! I am so jealous about The Day the Crayons Came Home! I can’t wait for that book to come out. Your review made me even more giddy!
You will LOVE it. So much fun! I will have to get a copy for my class!
Added many of these to my TBR!
Loved your 25 girl/boy posts, and we cannot wait to do ours in August 🙂
As always, thank you for sharing wonderful picture books and amazing student stories!
Happy reading this week! 🙂
So pleased that you and Ricki will join me in honouring beloved characters! Can’t wait for your posts!
This looks like my pile at Kidsbooks! SO many of the same books! I LOVE Pool, Nap and Book SO much! Also the new Crayons book – did they show you the ARC of it? SOOO funny! The Bear Sharing book looks good – that’s new for me. I have not been blogging as I’ve been trying to finish my book – I think I shall be pressing “send” today! Then I will be free to do a little more on my blog. I love the Top 10 Tuesday meme – think I shall be joining this one soon! Thanks for the great list!
I was wondering if you had read BOOK as I knew you would love it. Congratulations on your progress with your book! Must feel very productive. I am excited to see the new book lists!
Love all the picturebooks you shared here. Which reminds me .. I haven’t read any of Oliver Jeffers’ crayon or Huey books yet – I have to remedy that soonest. BOOK caught my eye, looks like something I would fall in love with. Lost in the Sun sounds like a really powerful title. So many great books!
Book is definitely a book for book lovers!