It’s Monday! What are you reading?
Each week I share a reading photo of the week. I have missed some Mondays getting back into the swing of school so I have a few photos to share.
Students were eager to check in with their reading goals and think about which genres they needed to read.
When you finish a beloved series and the next book is not yet published.
Time to read everyday!
Reading to some Grade 2 students who came for a visit.
Hurray for Mock Caldecott! Here are our winners.
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:
Our Mock Caldecott list for 2017
Joining in with the Nonfiction Picture Book 2017 challenge with Alyson Beecher
My Must Read in 2017 novels
I still have people sending me links to #MustReadin2017 lists Join us here
Celebration: Mock Caldecott Reflections 2017
Books I enjoyed:
I have decided to include briefer summaries/responses to the books I am sharing in order to buy more time to do more reading and more blogging. So the book love remains but it will be expressed in fewer words.
Fog Island by Tomi Ungerer
Mysterious and a little scary. Stunning illustrations.
Coyote Moon written by Maria Gianferrari and illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline
I absolutely loved this nonfiction title about a mother coyote needing to feed her pups. Definitely reminds us how challenging survival can be.
Little Elliot’s Big Fun by Mike Curato
Friendship and fun. But sometimes big fun can be a little intimidating and we really need our friend.
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
Just incredibly illustrated. An ideal seasons book full of so many sensations.
I am Not a Number written by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer and illustrated by Gillian Newland
This will be a title I share with my students as we start to read about the residential school experience next month. Heartbreaking.
Everyone . . . by Christopher Silas Neal
Everyone feels all kinds of things. Simple with the power to soothe and remind us how similar we all are.
Ada’s Ideas by Fiona Robertson
LOVED this biography of Ada Lovelace. I learned so much.
Ada Twist, Scientist written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts
This is my favourite in the series!
Saving Red by Sonya Sones
YA. A novel in verse. Many themes are covered. Mental health, homelessness, family. Really enjoyed this title.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter
YA. Easy to fall hard for the characters here.
Reading Progress updates:
2017 Chapter Book Challenge: 4/75 complete
Goodreads Challenge: 18/365 books read
Progress on challenge: 3 books behind schedule
#MustReadin2017: 2/30 complete
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: 6/50 titles
Diverse Books in 2016: 2/50 books read
Up next? I am almost finished reading The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz