It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. I have none to share this week (no students until September!) so instead will share a few photos from our week long vacation to Pender Island (we’ve been home a week now) where I got lots of reading done AND lots of wandering through nature.
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:
Life! by Cynthia Rylant with illustrations by Brendan Wenzel
Well, wow. Reminds me a little of All the World by Liz Scanlon. Awe inspiring and soothing all at the same time. And Wenzel – whoa, this guy!
Be Quiet! by Ryan T. Higgins
Oh so clever! A very chatty conversation in the middle of a wordless book. A.k.a. a really hopeful wordless book interrupted by many words. Hilarious!
South by Daniel Duncan
When you find a little lost bird that needs your help, you had better sail south. Endearing.
Bonjour Camille by Felipe Cano with illustrations by Laia Aguilar
Camille has a battle dress. Say no more!
Winter’s Coming written by Jan Thornhill and illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
Almost nonfiction, this title teaches young learners about the seasons and how animals adapt and react to winter. A longer read aloud. I ordered a copy for my classroom.
Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere by Elise Gravel
Wonderfully odd in Elise Gravel style. That little smelly thing is pretty darn cute. A graphic style novel that kids will love!
Lint Boy by Aileen Leijten
This is an almost there title. Quirky, clever and definitely odd. Elements of Coraline and a darker Toy Story. I think this will have huge appeal for some interesting readers – I am just not sure who they will be. I think my 4s and 5s of last year would have embraced this graphic novel. I am not sure if my new Grade 3s will manage it. The story line is somewhat confusing and it is dark, though wildly imagined.
Reading Progress updates:
2017 Chapter Book Challenge: 37/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 157/365 books read
Progress on challenge: 39 books behind schedule (Week 3 and this number hasn’t changed . . . )
#MustReadin2017: 18/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 21/50 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 27/50 books read
Up next? I am still reading What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein because I have also started reading Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk