Thanks to Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts for hosting the meme “It’s Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA”.
I didn’t quite carve out the time I was hoping to read as much from my chapter books this week, but I did sneak in some wonderful picture books into the mix. Here’s a peak . . .
Click the book covers to go to Goodreads for the full summaries . . .
My favorite picture books from the week: I do believe I need to thank Carrie for steering me toward many of these titles!
This is a GORGEOUSLY illustrated story of a fairy-like guardian of orphaned seeds. This would be a beautiful addition to a study of seeds and plants, and is most certainly a great companion read to Miss Rumphius. Recommend for grades K-3. (2013)
Sweet tale, originally published in France, about how a friendship develops between two wolves. The relationship moves from cautiously checking each other out, to carefully extending offers of friendship and companionship, to missing each other dearly when separated. Cute, slightly distorted animal illustrations. Recommend for grades K-4. (US 2009, France 2005)
I enjoyed this whimsical look at Sasquatch life, in particular probably because we live in the heart of Sasquatch-country here in the Pacific Northwest. Sasquatch is the stuff of legend on camping trips with our family and friends. This book made for an entertaining and humorous read aloud. Spires’s illustrations, especially the little details, were great. Recommend for grades K-4. (2012)
I adore Calef Brown’s poetry books, and this picture book was great, colorful, rhyming fun. Both pirate fans and Calef Brown fans will delight. Great for K-3 (2012)
Finished this middle grade novel:
Fantastic mystery with a bit of science and magic thrown in. Great for 4th grade – 7th grade. (2013)
Finished this on audio . . .
Tina is awesome. Tine reading this is perfect, and perfectly entertaining.
Next I will continue . . .
And then one of these . . .
Do share what you are reading! Have a great week!