Monday, August 31, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 8/31/15

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

  • 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!  

    Picture Books

    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

    Happy Reading!


    1. Penny Parker's dragon book is terrific, & I must find The Day The Crayons Came Home, maybe someday? Congrats on your new home!

    2. Thanks so much for highlighting my book! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :-)

    3. I haven't read any of Jeffers' Crayons picturebooks - looking forward to finding those and enjoying them soon. First Grade Dropout looks very interesting.


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