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
- Featured Illustrator: Sean Qualls: part 2. The second post in our new featured illustrator series introduces some of the many amazing and inspiring picture book biographies illustrated by Sean Qualls.
- Kit Lit Blog Hop plus Goodreads. There's still time to add your book-related posts to the latest #KidLitBlogHop! You can also join the Goodreads linky and find new folks to follow.
- Celebrating (?) Report Cards. Some musing on trying to find joy during the report card writing process.
By Mouse and Frog (2015) by Deborah Freedman. In this cute little meta story, mouse is trying to write a new story but frog keeps interrupting with wildly different ideas about where the story is heading. It would be interesting to have students compare this book to the recent Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book (2014) by Alice Kuipers and illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia, which has a nearly identical premise.
(I have read several other picture books this week, but I'm behind on write-ups, due to focusing on report cards this weekend. Hoping to catch up on logging books soon.)
Because of Mr. Terupt (2010) by Rob Buyea. This book was recommended to our class by one of my students, so I am going to share her review of the book here. Thanks, Scarlett!
This story is about the start of fifth grade with a new teacher named Mr. Terupt. He brings some surprises to the classroom.
This is a good book because it always has more surprises and all of the students have a different personality. Each character in the book has a voice in the story. We hear the voice of each of these characters throughout the book.
I made a connection from the book between two girls. The connection is when someone sees someone else they can talk to them and like them better than they thought they might and not make a decision about someone from their looks. That happens with me sometimes.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes surprises and some sad parts. In conclusion, I highly recommend this book to my classmates. I would give this book a 10 of 10.
For the summer, I'll be joining Donalyn Miller's #bookaday Challenge. My plan is to read 90 books over the three months of summer vacation, as well as to continue furthering my exploration of award-winning and diversity books. Hope you'll join in the fun!
Award-Winning Books Reading Challenge update: 11 books, 2 dedicated posts
Dive into Diversity Challenge update: 122 books, 26 dedicated posts (this week: Featured Illustrator: Sean Qualls: part 2)