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. (Don't you love the updated logo?)
Last Week's Posts
- First Kid Lit Blog Hop for October! There's still time to link up and to check in with this incredible collection of kid lit-related posts and book reviews.
- #3rdfor3rd: Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie. Sadie shares about why " Whoever reads this book is in for a treat, not only loved the illustrations but it was a was funny, interesting, detailed and in some parts poetic story."
- In other news ... I got married this weekend, hooray! So while this past week did not leave a lot of time for reading or posting, there was certainly a lot being accomplished behind the scenes. (I won't have pictures back from our photographer for awhile, but for now, enjoy seeing both of our cakes ... a cheesecake for the wedding cake and a "cake of cheese" for the late-night party!)
Chopsticks (Not exactly a sequel to Spoon. More like a chance in place setting.) (2012) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Scott Magoon. We kicked off the Global Read Aloud this week with our author study of Amy Krouse Rosenthal. I love her books and her sense of humor (and sweetness) and enjoyed sharing Chopsticks with my students. We started a collection of our favorite word puns from the story as well as important lessons about friendship and standing on your own.
Spoon (2009) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illstrated by Scott Magoon. Many of my students also chose to read Spoon this week. This is a cute story with a powerful message about jealousy and how we see ourselves compared to how others see us.
Doyli to the Rescue: saving baby monkeys in the Amazon (2015) by Cathleen Burnham. I love sharing stories with my students about real kids in other parts of the world. This story chronicles a day in the life of a girl named Doyli who lives with her uncle and helps him rescue and release injured and trafficked baby monkeys. I look forward to bringing this one out during our Latin America unit.
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