Thanks to Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee at Unleashing Readers for hosting the meme “It’s Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA”. Head to the It’s Monday post here to link up or see a list of the all the other readers participating in this great meme. You can also follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #IMWAYR!
My Book-A-Day Progress:
Read to date: 20
Head to my 2013 Book-A-Day shelf to see all the titles I’ve read so far this summer!
Click the book covers to go to Goodreads for the full summaries . . .
My three favorite picture books:
This is a great story inspired by the real traveling librarians in rural Columbia. One young girl is so eager to learn and patiently waiting for the biblioburro is quite the challenge. What a gift this service is to these rural communities. It would of course be excellent paired with Jeannette Winters’ Biblioburro. Recommend for grades 1-4. (2011, Tricycle Press)
One of those picture books that will have you shouting, “Hurrah for books! Hurrah for libraries!” I love Cleminson’s thick black line and water-color illustrations. Recommend for K-3. (2012, Disney-Hyperion)
Adorable, wordless book, with lovely fold out flaps and spreads. Delicate and smile inducing illustrations of a young girl trying to be as graceful as the flamingo. Recommend for preschool and up . . . even my 4th and 6th graders thought it was very cute. (2013, Chronicle Books)
Finished these early/beginning chapter books . . .
Great beginning/early chapter series called The Franklin Friends, that is perfect for fans of Marty McGuire and Clementine books. Kelsey is a third grader and she is a strong reader obsessed with winning recognition in a school-wide reading competition. Her antics get a little crazy but she learns a lot along the way about trusting other classmates, both the strong readers and the struggling readers. Recommend for grades 1-3. (2013, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
An early chapter book that’d be a great choice for animal lovers and families raising urban chickens. I pointed out this one to my urban chicken raising nephews who actually had to deal with finding a rooster amidst their chicks. I love the kids trouble-shooting process when things start to go awry. Recommend for grades 1-4. (2012, Holiday House)
These novels . . .
1945 Newbery Medal. An odd, but enjoyable animal fantasy book set at a country estate. Think rabbits and other small animals like moles and mice, cooking and keeping house while they mind their new neighbors in the big house. Might make a sweet read aloud for younger animal loving kids.
This was my third reading of this book which is my all-time favorite. I just marvel that this is Harper Lee’s only work. Things that make you go hmm…
I’m trying to get into this one but I’m getting distracted by others in the to-read pile that are flowing in very rapidly from the hold shelf at the library.
I’m loving the voice in this one so far.
And then . . . I’ll be choosing from:
Do share what you are reading! Have a great week!