Monday, December 16, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/16/19 #IMWAYR

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.

Recent Posts

      Picture Books

      Room on Our Rock (2019) by Kate & Jol Temple and illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton. This powerful little picture book requires a little practice as a read aloud. It's a reverso poem, so you read the entire book front-to-back then again back-to-front. My students really enjoyed the process and the powerful change in perspective.

      Middle Grade

      This week's #IMWAYR board for my fifth graders.

      The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise (2019) by Dan Gemeinhart. This book is making the rounds of my Mock Newbery student group, and it's a perennial favorite. I read it at the end of an emotional week and will admit to crying in several different spots. It reminded me a lot of Walk Two Moons (the road trip component is an obvious connection), which is one of my all-time favorite books. But there were a few things about the ending that interrupted the final flow of the book for me. Other thoughts about Coyote as a possible Newbery contender?

      Happy Reading!


      1. I have read Coyote Sunrise and I really liked it. I am not good at Newbery predictions, but I have seen others who believe it will be. I usually feel like books I read early will not make the cut (same as the Oscars). I love Dan Gemeinhart's books though, so if it made it, I would be happy. My (small) school has a handful of hardcore Dan G. fans and they have a spirited debate over which book of his is the best (they argue over The Honest Truth/Some Kind of Courage and Coyote Sunrise.
        Thanks for the great post, and have a great holiday!

      2. I really enjoyed Coyote Sunrise, but I haven't yet read Walk Two Moons -- will have to see if we have a copy in any of our libraries. I'm so up-in-the-air on Newbery predictions. It always bothers me that at least a dozen books can't win. LOL Have a great reading week, Katie!


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