It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. This week I have two to share.
I love the joy and focus these girls showcased during buddy reading.
And I appreciated being shown the best page in Ballet Cat according to this little reader.
Our #classroombookaday titles this week received lots of book love!
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.
I haven’t shared a #IMWAYR post for two weeks. I have been to two full day Literacy conferences (one in Bellingham and one in Vancouver) and one nErD camp in the past two weeks. I just finished report cards. And, I am writing daily for the March Slice of Life challenge. Busy, busy, busy. Not as much reading as I would like but . . . enough to share happily here!
On the blog:
A number of Slice of Life posts: The Promise of a Day, Threes and Repeats, Those Everyday people, Freedom Arms, A Mom theme, Writing Happens Here, Eyes on the Corner, Hey Little One
A Q & A post with author Tara Lazar to launch Normal Norman
Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: The Way to School
Books I enjoyed:
Ribbit! written by Rodrigo Folgueira and illustrated by Poly Bernatene
Themes of connection, community and inclusivity. All of these themes are addressed in the most clever of ways. What happens when a little pink pig exclaims “Ribbit!” while sitting amongst the lily pads?
Ben Says Goodbye written by Sarah Ellis and illustrated by Kim LaFave
Losing a friend to a move is a huge loss for so many children. This title addresses those big emotions in a lovely, believable way.
Bloom written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by David Small
I adore David Small and it was so much fun to see his work here in a fairy tale like setting. A story of mud and rolling up your sleeves to get the job done! Loved the girl power here!
If I Had a Gryphon written by Vicki VanSickle and illustrated by Cale Atkinson
Pet wishing, imagining and pondering – wonderfully off the scale! I want a gryphon!
Over-Scheduled Andrew by Ashley Spires
Spires addresses such a growing problem for so many children: schedules that take over children’s lives – leaving little time for friendships and down time.
Steve Raised By Wolves by Jared Chapman
So, wolf like habits don’t really match an elementary school setting. Or do they? Hilarious!
Skunk on a String by Thao Lam
You have probably never thought about how you would react if a skunk floated by. In this wordless tale, spy as one does just that . . . All kinds of reactions and commotion ensue. Quite delightful!
Mom, Dad, Our Books, and Me written by Danielle Marcotte and illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
A home where books and reading are treasured and reading is modelled and celebrated. This child is raised with all that stories can provide. This title also touches on all that we read – the faces of clocks, expressions, the sky . . .
Reading Progress updates:
2016 Chapter Book Challenge: 7/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 66/400 books read
#MustReadin2016: 5/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 13/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 8/50 books read
Up next? I am still reading The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin and continue reading All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely with my family.