It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. I have been in my classrooms for a few hours here and there. Look at how lonely my empty bookshelves look. They are patiently waiting to be filled up as I begin reading with a new room of readers!
Scrolling back through photos from June 2016, I am reminded about how excited I am to work with primary students again.
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:
Grand Canyon by Jason Chin
Jason Chin is incredible. I believe that more and more with each book I read. Take a journey back and forth through time as you hike down, up and around the Grand Canyon.
Fabulous Frogs written by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Tim Hopgood
These illustrations are absolutely fantastic! An ideal book to share in the primary classroom. Learn about the diversity of frogs and all kinds of cool and interesting facts.
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
I immediately passed this book on to my husband because, quite simply, everyone should read it! These characters. This isolated setting. The mystery and intrigue and simplicity that makes a can’t put down story. Highly, highly recommended!
Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan
And such voice! Amina is an incredible middle grade character. This would have been a beloved title for my Grade 4 and 5 class this year. Amina struggles with family pressures and expectations, friendship dynamics and finding her confidence. So much to this novel.
Reading Progress updates:
2017 Chapter Book Challenge: 39/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 162/365 books read
Progress on challenge: 43 books behind schedule (Yikes!)
#MustReadin2017: 18/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 23/50 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 28/50 books read
Up next? I am in the middle of many books and hope to be writing about them next week.