Yea, I got back in my reading groove this week. I somehow had a ton of picture books pile up but I started making sure I read one/day and I'm getting through them!
Aviary Wonders, Inc. by Kate Samworth
This book was so cool and weird, but really cool! Check out my review HERE
Duck and Goose Go To The Beach by Tad Hills
I love these sweet friends! And the ball makes a cameo! Great for a friendship unit or characters - do you use Notice and Note for young readers? This would be a good one for contradictions!
Flight School by Lita Judge
Loved this story, loved the things that Penguin says - he has the soul of an eagle". The best line was "He'd just needed some help with the technical parts." Don't we all???
Peanut Butter and Jellyfish by Jarrett Krosoczka
This one surprised me, I had not expected it to be this good. Use it to teach so many central messages! This is one I must have in my library now!
Following Papa's Song by Gianna Marino
Sweet story that introduces young readers to how whales migrate and how they communicate.
Please Louise by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison
Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steve Light
Cute counting book with amazing drawings.
How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge
On Kiki's Reef by Carol Malnor
Handle with Care by Loree Griffin Burns
Fantastic account of the life cycle of a butterfly. The photographs are amazing. A lot of nonfiction features are added into this book.
Eye to Eye How Animals See the World by Steve Jenkins
Great to use for animal adaptations.
The Dolphins of Shark Bay by Pamela S. Turner
This series is amazing. The factual information that is presented in such a fascinating way. I appreciated the way this author added humor into the story. Great mentor text for the scientific procedure.
If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian
I was very surprised with this book. It wasn't a scientific account of the 3 different rocks. It was about the way we see rocks - for skipping rocks, for a worry stone, for a hiding place for insects. Go outside and find a rock - how would you classify it?
I Am Amelia Earhart by Brad Meltzer
There Is a Bird On Your Head by Mo Willems (2008 winner)
5/5 stars - this is my favorite Elephant and Piggie! Favorite line, "They're love birds!"
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Hello, Bumblebee Bat by Darrin Lunde
Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler
Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre
Five Kingdoms: Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull
This was the first book I ever listened to on audio that I had never previously read. I found myself really having to focus, I'm so used to zoning out when I'm driving (yikes, that doesn't sound good...). I loved the first Fablehaven, so it's always hard to meet the same expectation. Sky Raiders was good, but still not the same quality. It seemed like the book took a really long time to set up to the ending. It had constant action throughout the book, which should keep most readers interested. I know I'll continue the series.
Continuing to Read
The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days by Michele Weber Hurwitz
Fun so far!
Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer
My adult choice!
This is the 4th book in the series and I've enjoyed all of them so far. This one has been slower to start, but I love following this family drama. Great for historical fiction and family saga fans.