Monday June 27th, 2016

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.

Monday June 27th, 2016 There's a Book for That

I love this buddy reading photo with the little listener camped out in the box.

Monday June 27th, 2016 There's a Book for That

For our #classroombookaday, I have 3 weeks to share.

Monday June 27th, 2016 There's a Book for That

These titles “a boy and his bunny” etc. inspired many searches to figure out which book came first.

Monday June 27th, 2016 There's a Book for That

And some art pieces!

Monday June 27th, 2016 There's a Book for That Monday June 27th, 2016 There's a Book for That

Monday June 27th, 2016 There's a Book for That Monday June 27th, 2016 There's a Book for That

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.

Bear and Bunny Monday June 27th, 2016 There's a Book for That

There is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith

Dreamy. The illustrations here . . . it went instantly on to my Mock Caldecott 2017 list.

There is a Tribe of Kids

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.

Fearless Flyer

Oh, Brother!

A fantastic story to talk about blended families. A great find at my library.

Oh, Brother!

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

17 thoughts on “Monday June 27th, 2016

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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