It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. Last week we did some buddy reading outside in the spring sunshine with the grade 3/4 class. It was delightful watching students so engaged in their books together.
For our #classroombookaday, we had a bit of a pet theme going on!
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:
I have been a little absent from blogging. In two weeks, I just published this Slice of Life piece: I am every age
Books I enjoyed:
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by R. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell with illustrations by Rafael López
This is such an inspiring book based on actual events in San Diego – how a neighborhood can be changed and strengthened by art. Illustrator Rafael López is more than the illustrator here – he is the inspiration for the character of the muralist. I am so excited to share this title with my students – it was one I had to purchase.
The Storm by Akiko Miyakoshi
A storm can make an eagerly anticipated beach day seem impossible. But storms roll in and storms roll out . . .
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
There is something especially charming and endearing about this title.
Fetch by Jorey Hurley
Hurley conveys so much with simple text and beautiful illustrations. A must have for dog lovers!
I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings with pictures by Shelagh McNicholas
I was excited to read this picture book about the real Jazz Jennings, trans teen and reality star. Very accessible for young children.
On the Farm, At the Market by G. Brian Karas
From farm, to market, to table. Celebrates healthy eating and community.
Dorothea’s Eyes by Barb Rosenstock with illustrations by Gérard DuBois
This was a must have for my biography collection. A fantastic biography of photographer Dorothea Lange.
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T Cook by Leslie Connor
A beautiful middle grade read, a title that celebrates family, community, resilience and strength of character. I didn’t want this book to end. Perry is a very memorable character. I would love to read this title aloud with a class of students (Grade 3/4 and up)
Reading Progress updates:
2016 Chapter Book Challenge: 16/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 127/400 books read
#MustReadin2016: 14/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 18/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 16/50 books read
Up next? I am reading Booked! by Kwame Alexander
I have the audio of All Rise but haven’t gotten around to listening to it yet but I’m looking forward to it after reading your review.
I can imagine this would be a charmer on audio!
The pictures of the buddy reading make my heart swell! You’ve captured some pretty special moments. Thanks for sharing them, Carrie!
This was a lovely afternoon of reading! Everywhere I looked was picture worthy!
I absolutely need to read All Rise and Fetch! Love Maybe Something Beautiful. What a great week of reading you had!!! So thankful for your posts.
All Rise is a really wonderful MG read. I think you will love it.
All Rise is one I want to read this summer!
Loved Dorothea’s Eyes, The Bear and the Piano and Maybe Something Beautiful. Wonderful picture books!
You will love All Rise! It is a true gem.
I just put a hold on All Rise for the Honorable Perry T Cook after reading your review here. I also added Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood to my shopping cart for the school.
It’s a wonderful book for the school library Cheriee. And, you will LOVE All Rise! It’s an ideal MG read.
Lots to love here, again, Carrie. Will look for On The Farm, At The Market & The Storm. Our markets will begin this coming weekend-hurrah! Have a great week!
I love Farmer’s Markets – this title gives some really wonderful perspective on how food really arrives on those market tables.
Wonderful, wonderful books this week. I’ve read a few of these, but there are still a few new discoveries, too. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
So pleased you see some new to you titles. Happy reading!
I love the pictures of the buddy reading! The picture books look lovely. I want to find and read Maybe Something Beautiful
It is a wonderful picture book. I will be sharing it with my class next week when our theme is happy books! One of my boys asked for this theme and I think this one is perfect.
Love the different positions of buddy reading!
I have Dorothea’s Eyes to read–I look forward to it!
I want to read Perry also, but I don’t have it yet! Hope to soon 🙂
Happy reading this week!
Buddy reading was very inspired and creative! Perry is so very wonderful. Can’t wait to see what you think.
Can’t wait to read Dorthea’s Eyes and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T Cook – Thank you for sharing.
I highly recommend them both!
I have a copy of I am Jazz but haven’t read it yet and really looking forward to it. The Honorable Perry Cook novel sounds interesting! 🙂 Love the reading photos as always.
And I always love sharing them! 🙂
I’m looking forward to Maybe Something Beautiful. I enjoyed Dorothea’s Eyes. I Am Jazz is a great book.
I really loved Maybe Something Beautiful!