Thanks to Jen at Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee and Ricki 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!
A quiet reading week, but I did get to some great picture books and I wrote a couple of posts for my Caldecott Challenge–I’m through the 1950s! See my posts to see what you might want to pull off the shelves to check out from 1956-1959!
Click the book covers to go to Goodreads for the full summaries . . .
I read these picture books . . .
I’m mixing it up a bit today and doing five-word reviews on my picture books. Click on the title link by my micro-review to get my wordier thoughts over at Goodreads!
Hello, My Name is Ruby: I love Stead. Read it.
Line 135: Imagination filled. Detail rich illustrations.
Carnivores: Santat’s pictures make the book.
Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears: Clever, interactive design. Gravett rocks.
Rain Stomper: Mentor text for word choice!
And I (really) plan to finish these this week . . .
Read Alouds . . .
When do you find time read with your kids as they’re getting bigger and schedules get busier?
I love reading aloud to my kids (ages 12 and 9), but time always seems to get away from us. We eat late so we can eat with my husband who has a commute and “start-up” life. Sports schedules and homework sometimes take over. I know that I need to make the time, but it’s hard. I’ve found myself reading in between bites of toast and sips of coffee at breakfast, or when they have dessert (and I don’t!). A big hit for both the girls has been to read to them while they’re folding their laundry. A win-win, right?
I’m reading this with our sixth grader, Tall. It is loads of fun. Short chapters make this great for fitting a bit of reading in here and there.
Small, our fourth grader, likes the idea of scary stories, but doesn’t like to read them by herself, so she asked that we read the short stories from Guys Read: Thriller. Predictably creepy!
Next up . . .
Do share what you are reading! Have a great week!