It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week. This week, I had some computer glitch and lost my photos from the week – no idea why. Thankfully, I tweeted some so I can still share some book love happening in my classroom here!
A picture says it ALL. Books are the BEST! #buddyreadingpic.twitter.com/rEH0KfwQjI
— Carrie Gelson (@CarrieGelson) February 5, 2015
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 read some fantastic picture books this week. I have decided to share – many but briefly – couldn’t get it down to under ten favourites. Not a bad problem. 🙂 Fiction and nonfiction picture book joy!
The Storm Whale by Benji Davies
What do you do when you find a whale lost in a storm? Help it of course. And it just might help you communicate something that needs telling. Sweet.
The Troublemaker by Lauren Castillo
Absolutely wonderful. Castillo is such a story teller. This book rings true with the magic of childhood, the nostalgia of summer holidays and the quirky dynamics of family interactions. Love the surprises!
Number One Sam by Greg Pizzoli
Being number one is always most important . . . or is it?
How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth written by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by Kate Hindley
This would be a fantastic mentor text for procedural writing. Adorable illustrations and a fun little escapade – bath time with a woolly mammoth.
Hermelin: The Detective Mouse as told to Mini Grey
I really do adore Mini Grey! This story is utterly charming.
Astronaut Handbook by Meghan McCarthy
Alyson Beecher pointed me in the direction of this book. Amazing nonfiction title about what it would be like to train to go into space! Perfect for the primary classroom.
Firebird written by Misty Copeland and illustrated by Christopher Myers
First read through, I spent this whole book swooning over the illustrations. And then I remembered that there was text. The first line of this book – just so beautiful:
the space between you and me is longer than forever
Bone by Bone written by Sara Levine and illustrated by T.S Spookytooth
I put this on a nonfiction wish list after reading some reviews. This is my newest nonfiction title to rave about. Really, you need this book if you have a primary classroom. So engaging. So fun. Lots to learn.
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? written by Rita Gray illustrated by Kenard Pak
These illustrations are fantastic. Lots of facts at the end of the book and beautiful lyrical text through out.
Forest Has a Song poems by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater and illustrated by Robbin Gourley
The forest is possibly my favourite out-in-the-world place. So, these illustrations, these poems – well, I was smitten.
I also finished one novel. another from my #MustReadin2015 list:
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
I loved every member of this wonderful family. I rooted for each of them, celebrated them, smiled so big it hurt my cheeks. This is what family is. Loved the noisy, messy mumble jumble of every day love and family connection explored in this book. A happy, hilarious MG read.
Up next? I am about to start Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 7/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 55/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 5/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 14/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 5/50 books read