It’s Monday! What are you reading?
I have been sharing a reading photo of the week each week. This week I have two.
First, this little reader who needed some help with new shoes. But, you see, he found a book he wanted to read and couldn’t help with the shoes because he HAD to read the book! Thankfully, Miriam also puts #booklove above all else and helped him out! 🙂 She tied laces and got to listen to silly poems!
And in honour of all of the Caldecott titles we have been reading, I have to share this photo of 3 girls taking in the amazing illustrations of past winners. This bookshelf has been very popular.
So exciting to enter into #MockCaldecott territory for #classroombookaday Lenny & Lucy was particularly charming in my room. The children adored it.
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:
Cover Reveal: Dario and the Whale – to be released in March 2016
Celebration: Mock Caldecott Moments
Books I loved:
Toys Meet Snow written by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
I have to confess I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book – just from the cover. But, oh how I was wrong. I loved the quiet magic of winter snow and exploration. And how incredible are the different perspectives shared by each character. I can see that this would have been a book my own children would have requested over and over when they were younger. A perfect book to gift.
What Floats in a Moat? written by Lynne Berry and illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Silly. Full of science and what happens if . . . ? And Matthew Cordell! Such fun. Would love to read this aloud to kids! I actually giggled just reading it myself.
A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Fly Guy in picture book form. It works!
Use Your Imagination by Nicola O’Byrne
Children love fairy tale twists and anytime the bad guy might get outsmarted. This book was a fun read aloud!
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova written by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Julie Morstad
So beautiful. The story, the illustrations, the inspiration. Wow.
Green is A Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors written by Roseanne Greenfield Thing and illustrated by John Parra
This is a gorgeous book of colours. Colour, culture, family, traditions. Just wonderful.
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Isn’t it interesting how books read at certain times hit us in different ways? This book came to me just as I am in the middle of worry about a student I know. A student who told me that she wishes for more food. Food insecurity is always a reality for the children that I teach but sometimes I worry more than other times about particular children. A child should not be worried about hunger, about a home, about being able to stretch out on a bed. The existence of Crenshaw makes a lot of sense and, at the same time, none at all. Beautifully written by Applegate. I found this to be quite an emotional read.
I am currently reading The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
Updates on my 2015 Reading Goals:
2015 Chapter Book Challenge: 62/80 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 412/415 books read
#MustReadin2015: 16/24 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 71/100 titles
Diverse Books in 2015: 48/50 books read