It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week. This photo was taken to highlight a favourite read of the week: Bears Don’t Read by Emma Chichester Clark. You might notice (spoiler alert) that students covered up the n’t with a sticky note after we finished the book!
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.
Blogging has been a challenge lately so I missed last week 😦
I have done a few posts in this last while. Celebration posts have been a necessity.
On the blog:
Books I loved:
Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel
This book is absolutely stunning. I have plans later in the year to do an art project with this title. Each page has a poem (four lines each) and a painting of a child as one of twelve totem animals. We learn about the aspects of each animal that are honoured. Bear is brave. Fox is clever. Owl is intuitive. Danielle Daniel has a beautiful website to explore.
Secret Pizza Party written by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
I really do enjoy this author/illustrator duo. An ode to pizza and the crafty ways of a racoon. Lots of fun.
Chicken Dance written by Tammi Sauer and illustrated by Dan Santat
Silly, silly, silly. Dancing chickens. A barnyard talent show. Some stiff competition. Hilarious.
Ninja Red Riding Hood written by Corey Rosen Schwartz and illustrated by Dan Santat
Rhyming text. Girl power. Some pretty hip ninja moves. This title has lots to offer young readers.
Woodpecker Wham written by April Pulley Sayre and illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Wonderful as always from Sayre and Jenkins! I have a special fascination for woodpeckers so found this book particularly interesting.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
I don’t often read adult novels. I always say it is because getting lost in adult dramas often makes me feel a little hopeless about the world. But this was exactly the book I needed in the last week – a title that I could get lost in. Lots of drama, lots of mystery, lots of sadness. I was happy that none of it was mine.
Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 55/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 342/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 16/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 64/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 39/50 books read
Up next? I am reading Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed