Monday, June 23, 2014

#IMWAYR June 23

In the summer time usually the TBR pile shrinks, but mine seems to be growing. Thank you, Ms. Yingling! Time for the weekly read titles. Don't forget to check in with Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellie and Rickie at Unleashing Readers to see what everyone else is reading.

Alphabet Soup: A Feast of Letters by Scott Gustafson

Loved this one. From the beautiful text to gorgeous illustrations, I really enjoyed this one. I have several alphabet stories that work well for Kindergarten or even first grade. Due to the vocabulary in this one, I plan on using it with my middle grades to teach alliteration. I think the 3rd or 4th graders will love this one.

Jamica's Find by Juanita Havill

Such a sweet story! Jamaica finds a stuffed dog at the park. Struggling with the desire of "finders keepers", Jamaica finally makes a great choice. This story will be perfect for one of my lower grade classes. There are times when doing the right thing is not an easy choice for first graders.

Other reads that were not near as impressive:

Johnny Lion's Book by Edith Thatcher Hurd
Moon Was at a Fiesta by Matthew Gollub
A Day with Daddy by Nikki Grimes
Extraordinary Adventures of an Ordinary Hat by Wolfram Hanel
Wild Pitch by Eric Fein
Miss Lanely Is Zany! by Dan Gutman

Keep Reading!!!


  1. Johnny Lion's Book! I got that years ago from being in the I Can Read book club. Think my brother just took it from my parents' house, so now I want to read it! My TBR pile never seems to get any smaller, but it's good to get recommendations. Happy reading!

  2. Did I tell you I started The Selection series??? It's a cross between Hunger Games and The Bachelor TV show. So far...I'm liking it. Definitely not appropriate for elementary school though.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. Hi there Sara! Alphabet Soup caught my eye - reminds me of fellow blogger-bibliophile Jama Rattigan. :)


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