It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. This week I snapped a photo of brothers visiting my room in the morning before school and reading together. It doesn’t get much cuter than this.
We have continued to explore themes for our #classroombookaday titles. What theme do you see in these titles?
I actually blogged this week! Sharing celebrations of my growing learning community here.
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.
Books I enjoyed:
Dreams of Freedom in Words and Pictures by Amnesty International
I love the possibilities this book offers us in our potential conversations about human rights and freedom. Beautiful, beautiful illustrations.
Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer with illustrations by Frann Preston-Ganon
An acorn is the beginning. A story of the Earth, environment, nature and the possibility of a tree. Such beautiful art.
The Water Princess by Susan Verde and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
This might be my favourite title by this author/illustrator pairing. I wish it had existed when I was studying water and access to water with my class last year as it would have been a wonderful complement to the titles I shared with the students. The illustrations here are incredible.
The Storyteller by Evan Turk
Speaking of incredible illustrations – I don’t even have words. This will be part of my #MockCaldecott2017 list for sure. I am in absolute awe. Storytelling is the theme – told through stunning art, a visual journey and a tale that weaves into another tale into another . . .
The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson
A fun early graphic series. These little school pets have some big personalities.
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Impossible to put down. Impossible to not bemoan that the next title is not yet published. Impossible to not visit a myriad of emotions on every page. Absolutely one of my favourite middle grade titles of the year. Everything from Jason Reynolds is 5 glowing stars.
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
This was gifted to me by my mother in law and I was waiting for the right mood to hit so I could sit and savour this little book. For those that love nature, who believe in the power of deep thought and introspection, who realize that life and health is some kind of miracle, this book is a must read. A rare adult read for me. So very special.
Reading Progress updates:
2016 Chapter Book Challenge: 48/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 283/400 books read
#MustReadin2016: 22/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 37/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 33/50 books read
I am currently almost finished Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk