I have had a very busy week and weekend, so just some quick notes on what I read this week! I stopped in Barnes and Noble this weekend and sat down and read a few picture books that had been on my list. Might've left with one or two :)
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
I liked the initial story but then it changed and there was one weird part that threw me off. I liked the theme of friendship, sticking up for your friends.
Butterfly Park by Elly MacKay
The illustrations are standout. I've seen this story done in several other books, nothing new, but nice story.
Bunny Roo, I Love You by Melissa Marr
I immediately bought this for my sister-in-law who is expecting. Great gift book. Not sure about the classroom. Not that it's bad, it's just a sweet mother/child story.
Wild About Us! by Karen Beaumont
This book surprised me. Loved loved the message - we are meant to be unique and we should embrace our own special qualities!
Snoozefest by Samantha Berger
Way cuter than I thought it would be. Perfect for nighttime family reading night.
Cute character, would have loved jumping in the illustrations as a child.
Wherever You Go by Pat Zietlow Miller
The possibilities for this book... they are currently spinning around in my head! I think this is a great picture book for older students because they can understand the metaphor of "the road" and where it can take you. Wonderful book.
My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig
Ludwig writes amazing books that hit the heart of what happens with children. Bullying is not always loud, it's not always physical, it doesn't always have the cruelest words. But kids are mean and the quiet, short, hurtful words don't go unnoticed.
I passed this book onto my daughter. I wish I had it last year for her.
What an important book to have in a classroom.
The Whisper by Aaron Starmer
Finally finished this one. This one went slower than The Riverman. I think there were too many background stories telling about the different lands in Aquavania. I should have written them down to keep track of them. I'll still finish the trilogy, but this one wasn't a great follow up, for me.
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
I finally started this one and I am really enjoying it. I'm interested in seeing how the stories are going to come together. Ryan is a very talented storyteller.
I have a lot of books planned to read in May and June. Hoping I get to many!
What are your reading plans?