It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. Last week we did some buddy reading outside in the spring sunshine with the grade 3/4 class. It was delightful watching students so engaged in their books together.
For our #classroombookaday, we had a bit of a pet theme going on!
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:
I have been a little absent from blogging. In two weeks, I just published this Slice of Life piece: I am every age
Books I enjoyed:
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by R. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell with illustrations by Rafael López
This is such an inspiring book based on actual events in San Diego – how a neighborhood can be changed and strengthened by art. Illustrator Rafael López is more than the illustrator here – he is the inspiration for the character of the muralist. I am so excited to share this title with my students – it was one I had to purchase.
The Storm by Akiko Miyakoshi
A storm can make an eagerly anticipated beach day seem impossible. But storms roll in and storms roll out . . .
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
There is something especially charming and endearing about this title.
Fetch by Jorey Hurley
Hurley conveys so much with simple text and beautiful illustrations. A must have for dog lovers!
I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings with pictures by Shelagh McNicholas
I was excited to read this picture book about the real Jazz Jennings, trans teen and reality star. Very accessible for young children.
On the Farm, At the Market by G. Brian Karas
From farm, to market, to table. Celebrates healthy eating and community.
Dorothea’s Eyes by Barb Rosenstock with illustrations by Gérard DuBois
This was a must have for my biography collection. A fantastic biography of photographer Dorothea Lange.
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T Cook by Leslie Connor
A beautiful middle grade read, a title that celebrates family, community, resilience and strength of character. I didn’t want this book to end. Perry is a very memorable character. I would love to read this title aloud with a class of students (Grade 3/4 and up)
Reading Progress updates:
2016 Chapter Book Challenge: 16/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 127/400 books read
#MustReadin2016: 14/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 18/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 16/50 books read
Up next? I am reading Booked! by Kwame Alexander