Monday January 22nd, 2018

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Each week I share at least one reading photo of the week. My camera was on the wrong setting this week and photos unfortunately are too blurry to share.

Our #classroombookaday titles for the past 2 weeks have been all about Caldecott titles. We read some past winners.

Now we’ve started reading our 2018 #MockCaldecott titles! So excited.

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:

Don’t Forget Dexter by Lindsay Ward

Dexter, the dinosaur is left behind by his boy, Jack. What if they are never reunited? A fantastic title for teaching voice and perspective. An engaging read aloud for primary students.

Claymates by Dev Petty and Lauren Eldridge

Two balls of clay and endless potential. Hilarious and wonderfully charming.

Love by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Loren Long

Wow. Smitten.

Bruce’s Big Move by Ryan T. Higgins

Bruce remains my favourite grumpy guy. Again, Higgins delivers!

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

A family to fall in love with. You will be rooting for the Vanderbeekers from the first pages. Delightful middle grade read.

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

A YA nonfiction title. I had coffee with a friend today and recommended this book to her. We ended up talking for a long time about the story and all that I learned. A must read for everyone teen and up.

Up next? A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Reading Progress updates:

2018 Chapter Book Challenge: 3/60 complete

2018 Transitional Chapter books: 2/40 complete

Goodreads Challenge: 17/300 books read

Progress on challenge: on track

#MustReadin2018: 2/30 complete

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 0/40 titles

Diverse Books in 2018: 1/40 books read

11 thoughts on “Monday January 22nd, 2018

  1. I love all your Mock Caldecott titles, so good. I imagine it will be hard to choose! The Vanderbeekers and The 57 bus are on my list, look forward to them, & I didn’t know about the new “Bruce” book-what fun! Thanks, Carrie!

  2. Love your picture books (pun not intended!) and I need to read those middle grade books! Vanderbeekers has been on my list since last summer!

  3. What a wonderful reading week you’ve had. The 57 Bus is now added to my must read list. I am very far behind with the Bruce books!
    The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street is on my list. I see that we have it at the VPL, but there are a lot of holds. Claymates is available at my local branch so I’ll pick it up when I pick up the rest of the graphic novels that are waiting for me.

  4. I just ordered Love and really looking forward to reading it, finally. I’ve read After the Fall just last night and it’s everything I could ever hope for. I know about 57 bus and heard it recommended by trusted teacher-educators – I hope we get it in our libraries here soonest.

  5. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street sounds delightful. I am so intrigued by 57 Bus – and finding through provoking nonfiction is something my classroom always needs more of.

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