Monday, June 2, 2014

#IMWAYR for June 2nd

It's Monday! What are you reading? Of course I'm linking up with Jen at Teach Mentor Text and Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers!
 

Got a few picture books read - Just a few! I'm trying to read all the books on my last book shipment.
I Need My Monster by Amanda Nell
Me and My Dragon by David Biedrzycki
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer
Crazy like a Fox: A Simile Story by Loreen Leedy
Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian
Bits and Pieces by Judy Schachner
Listen to My Trumpet by Mo Willems
If you are looking for great picture books, these were TERRIFIC!

Mapping Penny's World by Loreen Leedy
This was such a great picture book. This one is very informative and an entertaining about maps.  Explained all about creating maps and what makes a good map.  I can't wait to create maps with my kids this fall.

I discovered Ladybug Girl books by David Soman and Jacky Davis last fall on a visit to Barnes and Noble. LOVE HER. My first graders wanted more Ladybug Girl stories. Had to honor requests!
Read Ladybug Girl, Ladybug Girl at the Beach, Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, Ladybug Girl and Bingo.  Might have to dress up as her on our book character day next year. IF I can loose enough of the tummy to squeeze into a red tutu and find red boots! Otherwise it will be Ladybug Woman :(

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg
My middle school students are going to love this one. Has just enough gore without being overly gross. It had a reading level of 6.8 according to AR. Might have to read part of this one to my uppers just to get a reaction!

Don't think it really counts as reading since it's a wordless picture book, but I loved The Chicken Thief by Beatrice Rodriguez. Cute surprise ending!


Other reads included:
How Hybrid Cars Work by Jennifer Swanson
I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 by Lauren Tarshis
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis
Ivy + Bean: What's the Big Idea by Annie Barrows
Miss Mary Is Scary! by Dan Gutman
Miss Child Has Gone Wild! by Dan Gutman
Darth Paper Strikes Back! by Tom Angleberger
If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff
More of Less by Stuart Murphy
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Flat Stanley and the Haunted House by Jeff Brown
Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm by Megan McDonald
Biscuit's First Beach Day, Plays Ball, Day at the Farm, Meets the Class Pet, and In the Garden by Alyssa Satin CapuciIlli
Hooray for Fly Guy!, Buzz Boy and Fly Guy, and Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl! by Tedd Arnold
Fancy Nancy's Spectacular Spectacles, My Family History, and Hair Dos and Hair Don'ts by Jane O'Conner

 It looks like a huge stack but most of them were really short. Not too bad for Week One of Summer Vacation!

Keep Reading!!! You know I will. Time to start stack 2!


6 comments:

  1. I keep meaning to check out How They Croaked. Thanks for the reminder! I think I will grab it off the shelf today. This is the kind of nonfiction I enjoy! Have a great week ~Megan
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  2. My fifth graders got a kick out of How They Croaked! I'm looking forward to checking out the sequel!

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  3. I will definitely be adding a few of these to my book pile now! I love the mapping book - I think it will be a great introduction to maps lessons - thank you!

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  4. How They Croaked was great because it mixed a lot of really good historical information with gross stuff, so it was perfect for middle school. Waiting for the sequel as well!

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  5. How They Croaked was so fun ... I'm looking forward to reading How They CHOKED as I have much more personal experience with that one. :P ;)

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  6. Oh I love wordless books - I think you get a lot of "reading" in despite the absence of text as it really sharpens one's visual literacy skills, which I personally believe are equally as important as text-reading. Haven't heard of this particular title though, so I shall check it out. I borrowed How they Croaked a few times from our library, but haven't gotten around to really reading it yet. Hopefully soon. :)

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