It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye of Unleashing Readers decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now...you just might discover your next “must-read” book!
This past week, I book talked to a class of third graders and I have several new releases that I promised to finish by Friday of this week so I can pass them on to eager readers. Kids really do get excited about reading when they hear why a teacher is excited to read the book.
On Saturday morning, I popped into Vroman's Bookstore to check out some new releases and chat with the Children's Staff. I haven't had a chance recently to go in and flip through books but it was a lovely way to spend the morning.
I was also excited to receive in the mail the new Kate DiCamillo book. I spoke with one of the fifth grade teachers I know and she has recruited a few students to be early readers. We will post our thoughts closer to April.
Here are a few other books that jumped out of the stack this week:
I Hear a Pickle: and Smell, See, Touch, & Taste It, Too! by Rachel Isadora (Nancy Paulsen Books, January 12, 2016)
Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer (Nancy Paulsen Books, February 16, 2016)
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford; Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (Litte Bee Books, January 5, 2016)
Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian; Illustrated by Mike Curato (Balzer & Bray, January 5, 2016)
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