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:
Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: Nature, Oh wow
Celebration: The things I have needed
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
I love Chicken picture books! They are always so silly!
I also like fairy tale retellings 🙂
Hope you have a wonderful week, Carrie!
Happy reading this week! 🙂
Chickens and silly seem to go hand in hand don’t they?! Thanks Kellee!
Love Woodpecker Wham and Big Little Lies. Will check out Ninja Red Riding Hood and Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox. I like the possibility of the art project. Thanks for sharing Carrie.
Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox is absolutely gorgeous. I think you will love it. So much possibility.
I don’t read adult books for the very same reason. This makes me want to read Big Little Lies. It sounds like you and I have similar feelings about that category of literature. Have a great reading week!
Funny isn’t it. I love the learning and hope that exists in MG and YA titles. By the time it is adult characters, I find it just all too much at times. But then sometimes I go on an adult literature reading binge.
I’m glad you were able to get lost in other people’s drama!!! Have you read other books by Liane Moriarty? This one was not my favorite title, but I loved many of her earlier ones.
I haven’t. My sister told me the same thing so I thought I might check out some others.
Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox is such a stunning book that deserves to be shared! I love your idea of using it as the inspiration for an art project, I’d be interested in seeing some of the results!
It won’t be until the new year. Art is slowly happening with this new group. But it will definitely be a book I use!
I tried Big Little Lies, but ended up abandoning it. I love the cover of Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox. When I saw that Chicken Dance title I couldn’t help but think of all the weddings I’ve been to where we danced it. The tune has now become an ear worm!
I bet Big Little Lies would not often be a book I would read. But right time, right book. Sometimes I feel like a Fox is a MUST have for the library.
I really really really love the look of Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox – I would have to find that one! 🙂
It is amazing. Think you will love it.
LOVE Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox! SOOO many teachable extensions from this book! Woodpecker is new for me and looks like a great one for KNEW-NEW connections! Chicken Dance looks fun! Hope things are looking brighter?
Thanks Adrienne. We should chat. Sometimes I Feel like a Fox is pretty incredible.