This weekly post comes from Jen at Teach Mentor Texts
and Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers.
It's a great source to find new books to use with your students.
Last Week's Adventures
Check out this roundup of August releases.
A new series and new book for the intermediate crowd here.
Perfect pairing of insect books - use for a unit or in your science collection!
Some new transitional chapter book series releases for August.
Double Take! by Susan Hood
This is the newest picture book added to my collection! I think this book is perfect for older students to talk about perception and looking deeper into things, or looking at them differently.
Nerdy Bird Tweets by Aaron Reynolds
This is a very important book to read to students of all ages. Use to talk about social media, especially how you word things on social media. And use it to talk about how in person contact is changing because of social media. So important right now.
Super Manny Stands Up! by Kelly DiPucchio
Great book to use at the beginning of the school year to show the importance of using words to stand up to bullies. Love the illustrations by Stephanie Graegin.
You Must Bring a Hat by Simon Philip
Will be a fun read aloud.
There's a PEST in the Garden! by Jan Thomas
Love this series. Jan Thomas finds way to add lots of humor into her stories for young readers - I love that this book is readable yet it still has lots of humor. Lots of the humor is implied which leads this to be used as a mentor text to teach young readers to look for what the author doesn't tell you in words yet adds to the story.
Smart Cookie by Elly Swartz
I fell in love with Finding Perfect last year. And now I'm in love with Smart Cookie. Loved the characters, loved the story, loved how things come together. It's also a fresh take on a family that has lost a family member. I'll have a much longer review closer to publication... which isn't until January 2018! So sorry, but just know you have great reading ahead of you!
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia
I love that this book spotlights the relationship between a grandson and his grandfather.
Rita has such a way with words, this one is no exception!
The First Rule of Punk
by Celia C. Pérez
I am over halfway through this book and I am LOVING it. This book is going to be loved by many readers this fall.
Last two weeks of summer reading coming up. How many books can I get in while getting everything else in? Yikes, we shall see! How did you do with your summer reading?