It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. Typically, I have more than one to share! 🙂
Here are students making lists of books they want to read after I book talked some titles.
Two boys lost in their books. I love the recently book talked titles with a huge list of names above them. Many students want to read these novels!
A Ben Hatke story being shared during buddy reading.
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:
The Slice of Life posts wound down. 31 days of published pieces!
Gentle: Slice of Life #31 Choose to be gentle as we teach
It’s that Good: Slice of Life #30 A reading classroom
Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger’s biography for nonfiction Wednesday
No Surprises: Slice of Life #28 Back to school after 2 weeks away
60% Chance of Rain: Slice of Life 27 Hoping for sun
Books I enjoyed:
Hoot and Honk Just Can’t Sleep written and illustrated by Leslie Helakoski
An adorable title all about being true to your nature and happiest where you belong.
Farmer Duck written by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
The 25th anniversary edition of this classic tale! All of the farm animals help hard working Duck when the farmer persists in his lazy ways.
Milo and Georgie written by Bree Galbraith and illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
Milo and Georgie move with their Mom for her new job. Each approaches the move and all things new in very different ways. Georgie embraces the thrill of discovering a new place and all of the details of her neighbourhood. Milo vows to never have fun again and stations himself firmly inside his house. A wonderful story about what it’s like to have to deal with a move as a child.
Bad Guys: Episode 2 Mission Unpluckable by Aaron Blabey
We can’t get enough Bad Guys! Loved meeting Legs in this episode.
Bad Guys: Episode 3 The Furball Strikes Again by Aaron Blabey
This may be the biggest adventure yet. Lots of hilarious drama!
Like Carrot Juice on a Cupcake by Julie Sternberg and illustrated by Matthew Cordell
All kinds of difficult friendship dynamics are explored here. Love this series. Wish this third title wasn’t the last.
The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen
A true adventure story. This middle grade novel will keep readers on the edge of their seat. Weevil and Ani are very likeable characters and it is easy to cheer for them. Mystery, adventure and interesting character dynamics. Can see my students becoming addicted to this title after just a few chapters.
Reading Progress updates:
2017 Chapter Book Challenge: 18/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 100/365 books read
Progress on challenge: 9 books ahead of schedule!
#MustReadin2017: 10/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 17/50 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 13/50 books read
Up next? I am reading Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key
My students can’t get enough of The Bad Guys series either. So funny! I like Sternberg’s series as well.
Both of these series are fantastic as they have such a wide appeal across multiple grade levels.
The Scourge is definitely on my list. I’ve loved the Nielsen books. And Ingrid loves the Julie Sternberg books, a new idea for her, a series! They are not just cute! Thanks, Carrie!
How exciting! A series to read! These are ideal titles.
Hoot & Honk looks adorable! I’ve loved the few Jennifer A. Nielsen titles I’ve read, so I’m excited about The Scourge.
Hoot and Honk would be a fun story time title for you!
I just bought the first Bad Guys book–hoping my son will choose it for his new independent reading time! If not, I’ll read it myself so I can book talk to my Children’s Lit class. I also love Julie Sternberg’s verse novels. Charming but also thoughtful and thought-provoking, which is not always an easy mix to manage. My son has liked Nielsen’s other books, so I’ll have to get this one too.
Bad Guys is pretty addictive. I must admit to laughing out loud reading each title. Some really funny parts. And yes, the Sternberg titles are so great. Sweet but funny and tackling real issues.
I didn’t know that the 3rd book of Sternberg’s series was the last! I love that series as well! 😦
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos. They make me so happy!
Happy reading this week 🙂
I think it is the last. It was published quite a while ago. Would love if there were more.
I had a hard time getting into The Scourge, but once I did, I decided it was a pretty good read. A lot of my students like the Bad Guys books, but I still need to try them out. Maybe I’ll pick one up when I finally get Spring Break.
Definitely read at least one of The Bad Guys series. Really fun!
We are big fans of The Bad Guys series. Milo and Georgie sounds like a god book to foster conversations about point of view.
It would be a great one. We all deal with situations so differently.
Bad Guys is hysterical, but I didn’t care much for Scourge. I guess Nielsen just set the bar really high with her other titles!
She did that. It’s not my absolute favourite for sure. But, I think it’s a great adventure story for kids who enjoy that genre.
The Milo and George title caught my eye – and I’ve placed it in my to-read list in Goodreads. I always love finding picturebooks about transitions / moving.
Your photos always send me back to my desk to do some more writing for those kids!
🙂 Makes me so happy to hear!