One of the things that I love about the "It's Monday! What are you reading?" posts is that I can share a bunch of books that I loved in one post. Since I had a number of books that I wanted to share with everyone, I decided to use the same format.
Here is what jumped out of the pile these past couple of weeks....
In the Rainforest by Kate Duke (HarperCollins, September 2014) - Lots of great information about rainforests. This would make a fun shared read with pairs of students.
Our Solar System by Seymour Simon (HarperCollins, August 2014) - A revised version of his original OUR SOLAR SYSTEM book, readers learn about each planet plus some. Great photographs.
The Griffin and the Dinosaur: How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science by Marc Aronson with Adrienne Mayor, Illustrated by Chris Muller (National Geographic, April 2014) - I enjoyed this look at the research and passion of Adrienne Mayor as she looked for a link between Griffins and dinosaurs.
Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of The Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero by Cheryl Harness; Illustrated by Carlo Molinari (Albert Whitman & Co., 2013) - Picture book biography about Mary Walker. She had to work hard to be the doctor she trained to be, as well as, be instrumental in the Civil War.
Moon Bear by Brenda Z. Guiberson; Illustrated by Ed Young (Henry Holt & Co., 2010) - I learned some great facts about Moon Bears or Asiatic Bears. I particularly enjoyed the end pages.
Animals in Camouflauge by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes (Charlesbridge, 2000) - Clues in the form of a riddle lead readers to guess at what the picture is revealing.
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Gibbs Davis; Illustrated by Gilbert Ford (HMH Books for Young Readers, September 2, 2014) - A fascinating look at the creation of the first Ferris Wheel. I really enjoyed this book, as well as, Ford's illustrations.
So, what are you reading?
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