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:
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