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
- #3rdfor3rd: Matilda. Aharon recommends this "awesome and exciting" book.
- Our Own OK Book. We read The OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld and created some of our own "OK" pages.
The OK Book (2007) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. Last week's Global Read Aloud pick highlights the power of discovering your inner possibilities and figuring out how to leave your unique "mark" on the world. The kids enjoyed the humor and puns of the story, but we also had a solid discussion about what it means to leave your mark.
Welcome to Silver Street Farm (2013) by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Katharine McEwen. This quick read of a book features a trio of friends who have had one singular desire since kindergarten ... to run their own farm! A variety of coincidences find them suddenly with the right space, the right animals, and a BIG problem. The resolution is too quick and too pat in my opinion but makes sense for this level of book. Kids will enjoy the characters and cheer them on. (A review copy of the book was provided by the Candlewick Best in Class mailing. All thoughts are my own.)