Monday, June 16, 2014

#IMWAYR June 16

 I found a little time to read during my third week of summer vacation.  Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Link up with Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellie and Rickie at Unleashing Readers.

Do Unto Otters: A book about Manners by Laurie Keller

If you teach lower grades, you will love this one! Perfect for K-2 students. Rabbit gets new neighbors and learns what Do unto Otters means. Hilarious!  Discusses everything from being friendly, honest, saying excuse me and thank you. You get the idea. LOVE THIS ONE. I'm not sure which of my book buddies recommended this one but - THANK YOU!!! Homerun.

The Pirate of Kindergarten by George Ella Lyon

I would have purchased this one just because of the author. Once again Ms. Lyons has written a delightful story. Ginny sees everything in doubles but doesn't know everyone doesn't see that way. Finally she gets her eyes checked and it's discovered she has double vision. Recommend this one!

Other Picture Book reads included:
Ride, Fly Guy Ride! by Tedd Arnold
There's a Fly Guy in my Soup by Tedd Arnold
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin and James Dean
Pete the Cat and his Magic Sunglasses by Kimberly and James Dean
Silverlicious by Victoria Kann
Purplicious by Victoria Kann
Pinkalicious: Flower Girl by Victoria Kann
Bats at the Library by Brian Lies

Also managed to read a few short chapter books.

Whatever After series by Sarah Mlynowski

So far I've managed to read the first 5 books in this new series. Basically Abby and her younger brother move into a new house with a magic mirror in the basement. The mirror transports the two youngsters to various fairy tales where they must "fix or change the ending of  the story". I think my middle grade (3-5) girls will like these.

Also finished Stink: Solar System Superhero by Megan McDonald
Stink: Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown by Megan McDonald
Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett Krosoczka

Keep Reading! Only 7 more weeks of summer vacation. I shouldn't have looked!


  1. This is where I shamefacedly admit even though Whatever After was on our state list last year I never got around to it. The kids did, though. Seemed to like it. I have Do Unto Otters and have never actually used it with a class. I will fix that. In the STILL FAR AWAY FALL. Right? Seven (I might have eight ... though I'd bet with the construction I'll end up having to go in early) weeks is a long time. Long enough.

  2. I read mostly YA and adult, but I do love a good picture book every now and then. I LOVE otters and those guys on the cover look darling. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing! ~Megan

  3. Do Unto Otters is a great book! I just started reading The Selection. I'm only a few pages into it, but supposedly it's good....according to all the blogs I have seen it on.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. Someone else mentioned the Brian Lies' Bat books-they sound like fun! I love the idea of Do Unto Otters-so cute. And the George Ella Lyon has to be good, too. Thanks for the good list!

  5. I can't wait to get a copy of Do Unit Otters! Thanks for sharing. I also LOVE the Stink books - I just bought a second copy of books 1-8 because my students love them so much!
    Great list!

  6. Hi there Sara, lots of new-to-me titles here. Pirate of Kindergarten sounds so spunky! :)


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