It's Monday! What are you reading? was started by Sheila at Book Journey and was adapted for children's books from picture books through YA by Jen of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers. You can visit either site for a round up of blogs sharing their weekly readings and thoughts or search Twitter for #IMWAYR.
Last Week's Posts
- #3rdfor3rd: Magic Tree House. Third grader Hanna shares her thoughts about this now-classic series.
- Featured Illustrator for August: Ted Lewin! Part 4 features books written in collaboration between Ted and Betsy Lewin.
- Smart Board Tips and Tricks. I ran a workshop on using the Smart Board and Smart Notebook software for my colleagues and put together a collection of important tips and tricks for Smart Board success!
Between the first week of school (staff days and kid days) and getting an offer accepted on a new house (!!), it's been a bit of a busy week. I did read some picture books this week and had a brief lark in the local bookstore while running some other errands. What I did not have time for this week though was detailed write-ups.
You Are (Not) Small (2014) by Anna King and illustrated by Christopher Weyant.
The Day the Crayons Came Home (2015) by Drew Daywelt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight (2015) by Penny Parker Klostermann and illustrated by Ben Mantle.
Float (2015) by Daniel Miyares.
Little Miss, Big Sis (2015) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.
Friendshape (2015) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.
First Grade Dropout (2015) by Audrey Vernick and illustrated by Matthew Cordell.
Challenges and Summer Plans
Award-Winning Books Reading Challenge update: 13 books, 2 dedicated posts
Dive into Diversity Challenge update: 164 books, 35 dedicated posts