My reads for last week: It's Monday! What are You Reading? Hosted by Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.
American Bison by Ruth Berman. I started of my reads this week with a little non-fiction about the American bison. I try to purchase animal books on a wide reading range and various animals. Why? One, the kids like reading about animals. Two, great topic for teaching research... Thus the purchase of this book. I found it last spring when I was looking for other animals to add to our collection. As a bonus it will work well with Westward Expansion for the history teacher. Great little nonfiction read for the students. (Accelerated Reading level 5.2 Lexile Level 1070)
How To Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish. I admit, I just love picture books. This one is terrific. Just adorable. (Accelerated Reading level 2.4)
I Need My Own Country! by Rick Walton, illustrated by Wes Hargis. This book was adorable. As an older sister to two younger brothers, I so related! (Accelerated Reading level 2.2 )
You Wouldn't Want to be a Ninja Warrior! by John Malam, illustrated by David Antram What can I say? I just love this series. I try to purchase every one of them for the library. The kids love them almost as much as I. (Accelerated Reading level 4.7 Lexile Level 810)
I'm still reading the Colleen Houck's second book, Tiger's Quest. Not sure that I like this one as well as Tiger's Curse. May have to wait and read book three and four this summer. I already have student holds on the books. Kids first!