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 posted:
On Gull Beach blog Tour + giveaway
Last week I read:
Mr. Wolf's Class by Aron Nels Steinke
|I could definitely tell that Steinke is a teacher by his characterization. He treats all of the students in Mr. Wolf's class with great fondness and care, almost as a reminder to adults that we all carry around baggage from home that carries over into our school lives. And yet, at the same time, those "issues" are not the focus of this book. The focus is what happens when a caring teacher creates a kid-centered classroom community. My only criticism is that the characters in the story act younger to me than 4th graders based on the students that I see in my school. I'm looking forward to the next graphic novel in the series.|
Picture books that stood out in the pile last week:
Now That I'm Here by Aaron Meschon
A sweet picture book about a young child who points out that their parents life was much less exciting before they came. Could be a cute gift for new parents.
Wallpaper by Thao Lam
A book that immediately put me in mind of Aaron Becker’s Journey. A young girl moves to a new house and unleashes some magic by peeling back the wallpaper in her room by going on a journey and getting chased by a monster. I adored the cut-paper illustrations.
One House by Sarah MacNeill
|Fun rhyming text paired with numbers, animals, and home construction-related vocabulary|
Poetry for Kids: William Shakespeare, edited by Marguertie Tassi, illustrated by Mere Lopez
The Golden Glow by Benjamin Flouw
A fox goes in search of the holy grail of mountain flowers: the golden glow
What If... by Samantha Berger, illustrated by Mike Curato
A book that shows, even when everything is taken away from you, with determination, creativity knows no bounds.
The Highest Mountain of Books in the World by Rocio Bonilla
This book reminds me of the saying, “To reach the top, we stand on the books we read.”
Princess Hair by Sharee Miller
Everyone should be able to see themselves as a princess. This is a book that will help some young girls who haven’t seen themselves in that role with crowns and ball gowns.
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