Monday September 14th, 2015

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week. I now have a class again and as media consent forms get signed, I can begin sharing photos of the reading happening in my room. Here is a photo of my new class voting on our favourite #classroombookaday of the week. They were so excited! Some thought that because they voted for the book that received the most votes that they had won! Very cute.

Monday September 14th, 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.


On the blog:

A review of the book Sloth Slept On with student reactions

My weekly celebration: 5 words which reflect my first week

Books I loved:

Where’s Walrus? And Penguin? by Steven Savage

As I was reading this book, I forgot it was wordless. The story is so engaging and clever.

Where's Walrus? And Penguin? Monday September 14th, 2015 IMWAYR There's a Book for That

Ellie by Mike Wu

Ellie wants to save the zoo but also to find what makes her special. A sweet little story of perseverance and caring.

ellie Monday September 14th, 2015 IMWAYR There's a Book for That

Sloth Slept On by Frann Preston-Gannon

A sloth is discovered by three children sleeping in a tree. Just who is this creature? And . . . what should they do with him? Lots of fun.

Sloth Slept On Monday September 14th, 2015 IMWAYR There's a Book for That

Young Frank, Architect by Frank Viva

Wow, this book impressed me. Such a tale about approaching the world with a unique perspective and creativity.

Young Frank, Architect Monday September 14th, 2015 IMWAYR There's a Book for That

The Dandelion’s Tale written by Kevin Sheehan and illustrated by Rob Dunlavey

The desire to be remembered, the cycle of life – some heavy themes in a delightful picture book.

the dandelion's tale Monday September 14th, 2015 IMWAYR There's a Book for That

What in the World?: Numbers in Nature written by Nancy Raines Day and illustrated by Kurt Cyrus

Perfect to inspire looking closely at the world and finding numbers everywhere we look.

What in the World Monday September 14th, 2015 IMWAYR There's a Book for That

Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles

Lots of sadness and despair here. Such an interesting concept. Despite all of the different narrators, this title really held my attention. A well written, powerful book.

Read between the lines Monday September 14th, 2015 IMWAYR There's a Book for That

Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:

2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 52/80 complete

Goodreads Challenge: 322/415 books read

#MustReadin2015: 16/24 complete

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 59/100 titles

Diverse Books in 2015: 36/50 books read

Up next? I am reading a number of titles including The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens

30 thoughts on “Monday September 14th, 2015

  1. Great picture books! I’ve read them or they are in my piles at home!
    I need to get to Read Between the Lines really soon! Should probably pull that one out….
    You inspired me to put What in the World on my library hold list. It’s the only one I didn’t have 🙂

  2. I was hoping to find Young Frank, Architect and What in the World at the VPL to preview, but they aren’t there yet. Until my life (packing and moving these days) tames down, I don’t think Between the Lines will be on my radar. Happy reading this week.

  3. Love the photo of your students voting–and especially love the books they’re voting on! My vote would have to be split between Don’t Play With Your Food and Cheetah Can’t Lose. I’ll probably share both of those in my classes next week. Can’t wait to introduce “skilly” as a useful word in our class vocabulary! My students have already started using “ish” to describe their work–which I love! I’m a sucker for sloth stories so I know I’ll end up buying Sloth Slept On.

  4. Sloth Slept On was such a humorous, fun book! I forgot to add it to my list this week. Darnit! I am glad you shared it. I look forward to reviewing it in more detail. I am going to try my darndest to make the Twitter chat. I agreed to host an ALAN Workshop panel and just received the five books I have to read by the time of the panel. With dissertation stuff, I am getting a wee-bit stressed. 😛

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