It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.
Last week was a busy week and I didn't get to do a ton of reading for fun. I spent a lot of time in professional reading:
Guided Reading: Responsive Reading Across the Grades, 2nd Edition by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell (Heinemann Publishers, 2016)
It is a big book and I have been going through it as part of my coaching duties. I love the updates from the original edition.
Here are a couple of picture book titles that jumped out of the pile I read this weekend....
Grandmother Fish: A Child's First Look at Evolution by Jonathan Tweet; Illustrated by Karen Lewis (Feiwel & Friends, 2016) - A fascinating explanation of evolution for children. The endnotes provide more information.
Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep by April Pulley Sayre; Illustrated by Steve Jenkins (Henry Holt & Co, 2016) - I missed this when it came out last fall and excited to finally get my hands on it. This would work well as a read aloud for young children. Endnotes provide additional facts about squirrels.
Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell (Feiwel & Friends, January 3, 2017) - This nearly wordless picture book has a powerful message about friendship and not leaving someone alone, especially when they have been kind to you. I didn't expect to get a bit choked up as I read this one.
A Unicorn Named Sparkle by Amy Young (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016) - Sparkly unicorn books are not my typical reading but this was a fun read. Definitely a unique spin on unicorns and a good message on friendships.
In case you missed it, here is last week's post for the #NFPB2017 Challenge: Text Set for Loving Vs Virginia.
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So, what are you reading?