It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week. Here are some of my students (and new friends) from last year who came by for a recess reading of Josh Funk‘s Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast. It was lots and lots of fun to share with them. One little one missed it and came by for her own reading the next day. Also, delightful!
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.
l have continued to be kind of missing in action from the book and blogging world. Hoping that will change in the next month. Really hoping, This is my second post in two days so looking a little promising . . . I have fallen back into the reading often and always habit so another good sign.
Books I loved:
The Bear Report by Thyra Heder
I don’t even have words. A must own. Really. truly beautiful. This title makes me cry and sigh and sit in absolute awe. I refuse to even write about the plot. Just trust me and go buy this book.
I Really Like Slop! by Mo Willems
Always highly entertaining. I am not sure if these are more fun to read alone or read aloud but I can never resist multiple reads both ways! This is quite hilarious. Gerald has some seriously entertaining reactions to Piggie’s slop concoctions.
Rhinos Don’t Eat Pancakes written by Anna Kemp and illustrated by Sara Oglivie
So what if you have very busy parents and then a rhino comes to stay? Are your parents going to listen? Isn’t is a little obvious? Rhinos are big and not exactly suited to living in a house! This is highly amusing and there are some definite enthusiastic pancake eating scenes.
Ten Flashing Fireflies written by Philemon Sturges and illustrated by Anna Vojtech
A beautiful counting book filled with light and surprises.
Elephant in the Dark (Based on a poem by Rumi) written by Mina Javaherbin and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
I cannot wait to share this book with my class and hear their reactions. So I will save my words about this lovely book until then. 🙂
Monster Trouble! written by Lane Fredrickson and illustrated by Michael Robertson
Rhyming and adorable. Winifred Schnitzel discovers what makes monsters run for the hills!
We did some beautiful art to accompany this title. I will share more photos soon. But this little striped tight monster was a particular favourite of mine.
Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
A powerful, engrossing read about 17 year old Naila who finds herself trapped into a forced marriage when her family brings her back to Pakistan. I couldn’t put this book down and immediately began recommending it to everyone. Definitely a young adult, not to be missed, title.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
This book is about many things – a young girl whose rare disease traps her in her home away from the outside world, first love, huge risks and secrets that you never saw coming. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 57/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 350/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 16/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 64/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 42/50 books read
Up next? I am reading I’ll be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan