Recently, I have made piles of books I want to read. Each pile is a different category of books. I have a pile of nonfiction titles, a pile of books for Women's History Month, a pile of Middle Grade novels, a pile of miscellaneous picture books, and a pile of early readers and early chapter books. Now I wish I had more time to just read. However, this week, I was able to get to the following titles....
For second and third grader readers...
Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter; Illustrated by Felicita Sala (Amulet Books, April 10, 2018) - I never pass up on a book by Ellen Potter. I was excited to receive an advance copy of her latest book about a friendship between a boy and a sasquatch. I am now looking forward to the second book in this new early chapter book series.
Gordon: Bark to the Future by Ashley Spires (Kids Can Press, May 1, 2018) - Fans of Binky and the P.U.R.S.T books will be excited by this latest title by Spire. Gordon must go back in time to help save his humans but when he realizes that his actions may have changed the present, he needs to figure out a way to make everything right again. Love this series.
For 3rd graders and older....
BOB by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead (Feiwel and Friends, May 1, 2018) - When this advanced reader copy showed up in my mail, I immediately knew I had to read it. How can you pass on a book by either Wendy Mass or Rebecca Stead? And to have a book written by both these amazing writers, well let's just say it made it to the top of the pile. It is also one of those books where you find yourself saying, just one more chapter. To find out more about how Mass and Stead collaborated on BOB , check out this article from Publisher's Weekly here.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming releases.
All journeys have a starting place.
This is a weekly place to find books and tools
that you may use with readers at the start of their reading journey.
Join in the conversation at #road2reading.
Do you work with readers who are starting their journey on the road to reading? Join Michele Knott from Mrs. Knott's Book Nook and myself every Thursday as we explore books and ideas to help readers have a successful start to independent picture book and chapter book reading. If you blog or have a Goodreads page, please link up with us!