It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. Here are three.
Early morning and my room fills up with students reading books with each other. How I love this!
Student led conferences often included a read aloud from a favourite one or two Mock Caldecott titles. The Night Gardener is being shared here.
Finding a reading nook 🙂
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:
For Nonfiction 10 for 10: Dive Down Deep
Books I enjoyed:
The Tree: A Fable by Neal Layton
There is something wonderfully powerful about this title. Powerful and refreshing. How do we share a natural space? Would pair perfectly with Where’s the Elephant? by Barroux
Tony by Ed Galing and illustrated by Erin E Stead
Oh these illustrations. Gentle. Lovely.
I Am Not a Chair! by Ross Burach
Wonderfully hilarious. A book about being who you are and being courageous enough to make sure others know it.
Nope! A Tale of First Flight by Drew Sheneman
Basically wordless. First flight can seem terrifying and a well executed “nope” should be respected, shouldn’t it?
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
So if you are going picture book shopping, this title needs to go on the top of your list. Don’t leave the store without it. I couldn’t. An allegorical tale that will make you giggle and nod vigorously and leap up and shout in agreement. Our voices cannot be silenced. Oh, this book is timely. Cannot recommend it enough.
Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
Who we are, where we belong, how big all of this can be. Lovely little book.
A Greyhound, a Groundhog written by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Chris Appelhans
A beautiful book. Wonderfully playful illustrations. Wonderfully playful word play. Find a group of little ones and read this aloud!
Earthling by Mark Fearing
Don’t get on the wrong bus! What a fun graphic novel! This will be a well read, well loved title in my classroom.
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Wow. Yes, this is a YA love story but it’s more than that. Love stories don’t often hold my interest. This book is a story of being ridiculously human. About hope and faith and choices and kindness. About family and responsibility and dreams.
I have also been reading a lot for the Cybils awards (nonfiction category) Winners will be announced tomorrow!
Reading Progress updates:
2017 Chapter Book Challenge: 8/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 44/365 books read
Progress on challenge: 2 books ahead of schedule
#MustReadin2017: 5/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 10/50 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 6/50 books read
U next>I am reading Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz