It's Monday! What are you reading? Is a wonderful community of readers, teachers, and librarians. Hosted by Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers, participants share their reading adventures from the past week along with their reading plans for the week ahead.
Last week I read:
For Every One by Jason Reynolds
A gorgeous, inspiring poem for dreamers. I read this to my 8th graders in about 20 minutes. Read it out loud or have your students listen to the audiobook (narrated by Jason). It's way better read aloud than silently to yourself.
Picture books that stood out in the pile last week:
It's a Puppy's Life by Seth Casteel
Having a bad day? Need to be cheered up? Look no further than a book of nothing but adorable puppies.
Anna and Johanna by Geraldine Elschner, illustrated by Florence Koenig
|A compelling fictionalized story based on Vermeer's paintings The Milkmaid and The Lacemaker. The blue tones and hues in all of the illustrations are both beautiful and serene.|
Albie Newton by Josh Funk, illustrated by Ester Garay
Nobody is better at rhyming picture books than Josh Funk.
How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk, illustrated by Sara Palacios
A fun introduction to the concept of coding for kids
Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship by Irene Latham and Charles Waters, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko