Dot. by Randi Zuckerberg
Very cute story about a little girl who knows how to do everything on a tablet, phone, computer, and any "i" device. Her mom reminds her it's time to "reboot". Go outside and play! This would be a great story to use in January to talk to students about their own "reboot"! Connect it to a "One Little Word" theme!
Henny by Elizabeth Rose Stanton
Love this story! Love this story! Love this story! Please read!
Henny is one determined chick. Instead of wings, Henny is born with arms. While Henny acknowledges that arms can be difficult, she is quick to embrace her difference! What a wonderful lesson to teach young children - celebrate your difference and look at the positive!
You'll Soon Grow Into Them, Titch! by Pat Hutchins
Great book to use to teach children that they can have goals and aspirations to accomplish in the future.
Arnie the Doughnut in Bowling Alley Bandit by Laurie Keller
This book picks up where the picture book, Arnie the Doughnut (which I reviewed last week) left off. I loved loved the picture book and this one is almost as good as the picture book. It has the same humor and Arnie still has a dynamic personality! This chapter book will be great for kids who are ready for longer books. The book has great illustrations that adds to the humor of the story. Kids 2nd-4th grade will love this story!
Still working on:
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Loving it so far! Have several passages set aside to use for some close reading!
eleanor & park by Rainbow Rowell
I am definitely enjoying this book and pulling for these two :)
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
I started this book with my daughter - she's reading it on her kindle, borrowed from the library, and I'm reading my paperback copy. It's super cool to do this with your daughter - we both read separately but come together to talk about it. I love seeing her reactions and thoughts and having the opportunity to do this together!
We have "Cold Days" off of school coming up, so looks like a great opportunity to read more! Strange school year... started off with "Heat Days" (no a/c in our building) and now starting off 2014 with "Cold Days". Love Chicago weather....