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 had anticipated a reading filled week, but folks, it was 70 and 80 degrees last week. In Seattle. In May. Some summers we can count the number of 80 degree days on one hand. And if there is one thing to know about people who live in the Seattle-area, when it is 70+, we drop everything and head outside to soak it up. While I did do some reading, I just didn’t finish anything. As the rain returns this week, so does the reading, I suspect!
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I finished these picture books . . .
I love Bear and Mouse and their Frog and Toad-like relationship. If you don’t know the Bear and Mouse books, start with the first in the series, A Visitor for Bear, which by all means MUST be read aloud. I am impressed with the vocabulary on this one. Recommend for grades pre-K – 2nd grade. (2011)
Fogliano and Stead make a great pair in this just release book. The story, to me, is a lovely mashup of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and Harold and the Purple Crayon, if Harold were hunting for a whale. Charming. Recommend for grades K-3. (2013)
I’m continuing these books . . .
Set this one to the side for a bit to read The Water Castle.
Loving this one so far! The suspense builds masterfully. Something creepy is going on in that old house!
Continuing this on audio . . .
Soccer tryouts for my oldest meant a long walk with this audio gem. A bonus of listening to this book is being able to hear the audio from some of her skits as Sarah Palin on SNL. Priceless.
Next up . . . (still!)
Do share what you are reading! Have a great week!