It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week. This week because it has been a while, I have more than one. And not all are reading related but humour me please, I am in a sharing mood 🙂
First – I invite you to enjoy our mural homage to “Shh! We have a plan.” by Chris Haughton. Mini trees and birds by my class. Mural design courtesy of my husband. .
We read some fantastic titles during the week before Halloween for #classroombookaday. Bone Dog squeaked in with the most love.
This art has nothing to do with any book but I just had to share – the colour, the light, the vibrancy and the joy . . . .
And finally my favourite “reading photo” of the week is all about the giggles. Happy, happy, happy.
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.
I am committed to a return to my blog and a sharing of my reading and teaching life.
I credit Marla Frazee for this as I shared in this post: Sunday Reflections: Honest Truths, Metaphorical whales and the “in between” place
Also on my blog:
Wrapped up in shades of black and grey (in honour of Picture Book Month)
I haven’t shared a Monday post in two weeks so I have a number of titles that I am excited to highlight here!
Lenny and Lucy written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Oh my, my, my, my. And, well, wow. You might have noticed I am slightly speechless over this one. It is moody. Lonely. Emotional. Sweet. Lovely. Sigh. Of course, I had to buy it.
Shoe Dog by Megan Mcdonald
I don’t have a dog. I am not that attached to my shoes. But still – if I had a dog and if it chewed up all of my shoes, well, I am not so sure . . . This is book is about some serious pet love. And patience. And it is pretty darn cute.
A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream written by Kristy Dempsey and illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Gorgeous and inspiring historical fiction. A must read.
The Color Monster by Anna Llenas
A pop up title that is all kinds of amazing. The perfect book to pair with My Blue is Happy and to break out the coloured pencils and start some really wonderful conversations.
The Hueys in None the Number by Oliver Jeffers
A Hueys tour of counting and numbers and the concept of zero. Quirky and wonderfully odd.
Mouse’s First Night at Moonlight School by Simon Puttock and Ali Pye
Shy little Mouse is always somewhere but where? Endearing.
Katie Woo No More Teasing written by Fran Amnushkin and illustrated by Tammie Lyon
I bought five of these Katie Woo titles the other day. Ideal additions to my early readers collection.
The Story of Diva and Flea written by Mo Willems and illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
Yep, all kinds of charming. A seriously winning author/illustrator combination. Paris! Incredible characters. Lots to love here in this illustrated chapter book. Would make a perfect read aloud in a primary classroom.
I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Fast paced, impossible to put down.
Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan
And then there was a sequel. I had a Goldberg Sloan marathon. If you are in a reading slump, these YA novels are the perfect books to pick up. Personally I was looking for serious escapism and these dramatic stories and wonderful writing fit the bill perfectly!
Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 59/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 363/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 16/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 64/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 43/50 books read
Up next? I am reading to escape so The Husband’s Secret by Lianne Moriarty is an ideal story. When do I ever ever read adult fiction? Usually never. It is wonderfully ridiculous and like zone out T.V. Perfect.