It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. This will be one of my last ones from my current school so I will share two!
Here are a bunch of writers writing thank you cards to donors who donated books to our school library. Writing about the books prompted much rereading.
I love this buddy reading photo with the little listener camped out in the box.
For our #classroombookaday, I have 3 weeks to share.
These titles “a boy and his bunny” etc. inspired many searches to figure out which book came first.
And some art pieces!
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.
Life has been busy, busy, busy. Applying and interviewing for jobs. Accepting a new job. Packing up. Writing reports. My husband down for the count with a bad bout of bronchitis. Not much impacts my reading life but for the last few weeks, it was put on hold. Yet, I have a few titles to share.
On the Blog:
Celebration: The new – I did get a job!
Celebration: Going with it Packing, boxes and perspective
Books I enjoyed:
Bear and Bunny written by Daniel Pinkwater and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
I recommend this title just for the napping illustrations. Adorable.
There is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith
Dreamy. The illustrations here . . . it went instantly on to my Mock Caldecott 2017 list.
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and her Flying Machine by Heather Lang and illustrated by Raúl Colón
Stunning illustrations and such a story of Ruth Law and her dream to break flight records. She had vision, perseverance and talent. An amazing biography to share.
A fantastic story to talk about blended families. A great find at my library.
Summerlost by Ally Condie
Beautiful on so many levels. A story of grief, friendship and a transformative summer.
Reading Progress updates:
2016 Chapter Book Challenge: 22/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 174/400 books read
#MustReadin2016: 19/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 26/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 20/50 books read
Up next? I am reading Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Hang in there, Carrie. I want to read Summerlost, read an excerpt & it does sound wonderful. I did love There Is A Tribe of Kids, awesome! Love seeing the art pieces, very cute! Have a good week!
I love sharing this art – really came form the kids – all their idea. Summerlost is a lovely title.
Oh, take care with all of your life happening right now! Prayers and healing for your husband. I loved seeing the art work connected to the texts. It has my brain working a bit for some Writer’s workshop in the fall. I’ve also added Summerlost to my list. Thanks!
Happy thinking about books and art!!
I’m curious about the dots on the chalkboard above each book… what are they for?
Every week the children write about their favourite book of the week – we share their choices with magnets.
Congratulations on the new job and I hope you find a few minutes of peace in all that is going on. I love the reading photos! I love reading and learning about those early women flyers. Ruth Law and her Flying Machine looks like my kind of book.
It’s a wonderful title! Thanks for the congratulations. Lots to be excited about!
Fearless Flyer is written by a local author here in Lexington, MA. We love reading her books. Congratulations on the new job!
Thank you! I am excited. Fearless Flyer is a gorgeous title!
Summerlost is on my coffee table right now with several other books that I can’t wait to read. It’s a good thing I’ve got plenty of time! I loved There Is A Tribe of Kids and Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine. I definitely want to get the Ruth Law book for my 4/5 classroom. As always, I’ve added several of your Classroom Bookaday books to my To Read list. Have a great reading week!
“A pig and his boy” actually sounds like a wonderful idea for a picture book! 🙂
I think so too!
I loved Summerlost as well! A Tribe of Kids really didn’t do anything for me – even with more “story” in the illustrations, it lost me.
I need to check out Oh Brother and Summerlost. I enjoyed the others on your list.
There are many books here I want to read starting with There is a Tribe of Kids. Love the cover of Oh Brother. I like the idea of Summerlost, but I’m not quite ready for that kind of book yet.
Your regular photos of books in the wild, and the kids who are loving them, are a bright spot of my social media week. Thanks so much for posting them!