It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share at least one reading photo of the week. Since it is summer, I have no photos of little readers to share. But here is a pile of books, now sorted and back on the shelves waiting for a new room full of readers.
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.
Loved participating in #pb10for10 in early August with a list of titles to inspire world citizens.
Books I loved
The Haunted House Next Door (Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol, #1) by Andres Miedosa
I have purchased the first few titles in this transitional chapter series and now would like to expand the collection. Spooky, scary adventure – ideal for young chapter book readers.
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence
This title is fantastic and I am excited that I have all four titles that have been published in this series. Excellent transitional chapter book series focussing on family dynamics, Japanese culture and being eight.
Lulu is Getting a Sister by Judith Viorst
In order to prepare a reluctant Lulu for a new sibling, her parents send her to a camp to learn how to be a big sister. You can just imagine how that goes. Hilarious, as always.
You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly
Friendship, or lack of it is such an issue for middle grade students. Loved how it was explored in this title.
Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
Lots of important issues and cultural complexities and crimes explored in this young adult novel. I liked it but found I didn’t fully connect with the characters.
Ban This Book by Alan Gratz
This book! Would definitely choose to do this as a read aloud if I were teaching Grade 4 or 5. This will be one of my book club selections for this fall. I loved the advocacy and book love in this book. So relatable, hard to put down. Highly, highly recommended.
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to theWorld by Ashley Herring Blake
A must have for an intermediate classroom library. Ivy’s family survives a hurricane but then she must navigate cramped family quarters, less attention from her busy Mom overwhelmed with caring for baby twins, feelings of love that are new and unexpected. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and have quite the soft spot for Ivy.
Up next? I am reading Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth
Reading Progress updates:
2018 Chapter Book Challenge: 34/60 complete
2018 Transitional Chapter books: 12/40 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 148/300 books read
Progress on challenge: 47 books behind schedule (Kind of hopeless progress . . . )
#MustReadin2018: 19/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 19/40 titles
Diverse Books in 2018: 28/40 books read