You can tell it was a full week of school. The reading amount went drastically down! More picture book reading than longer books. Looking forward to Monday being off and having time to catch up a bit!
The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman
I loved the start of the book, "Once upon a time most families looked like this...." and it shows a mom, dad, brother, sister, dog and cat outside of a nice home. The book goes on to show there are all kinds of families, homes, occupations, who works in a family, celebrations, pets, etc. I love the diversity of this book and how it lays it out in a very matter-of-fact manner. Bottom line, families care for each other.
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Cute story. I think this would be good to use to show narrator. There is a twist at the end, but it would be have fun to have kids make predictions who the narrator is up until that point.
How to Grow a Friend by Sara Gillingham
Loved the bright illustrations in this story! I think this book would be a fabulous addition to a Kg/1st grade classroom at the beginning of the year to start the year discussing how to make and grow friendships.
The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt DeLaPena
I like the story - a young boy, CJ, and his Nana take a bus ride to the other side of town. CJ laments about what he is missing, but is taught a valuable lesson by his Nana. I am really excited to use this book as a read aloud. I think there is a lot to be discussed - setting and theme, particularly. I think it would be really fun to use this book with Lauren Castillo's Nana in the City.
Supertruck by Stephen Savage
Do you have a young boy (Kelle and Ricki, I'm looking at you!)? Do you have a Pre-K/Kg little one? This book is so perfect for them! Or for anyone who loves a good superhero story!
The Exact Location of Home by Kate Messner
I am so glad Kate continued the story of Gianna and Zig, this time told from Zig's point-of-view. It can be read as a stand alone novel, or as a companion to The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. This January has been a month of Kate Messner for me. I'll write more about her books in a later post.
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Yeah, it really is that good. I will finish it this week.
I have Greenglass House and See You at Harry's waiting for me. One is checked out from the library and one is on my #mustreadin2015 list. So many books....
Hope it was a happy reading week for all!