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 the Question and Answer post with Josh Funk about his new book, It's NOT Jack and the Beanstalk.
Do not miss this amazing sequel, Rise of the Jumbies.
Love these new nonfiction animal books.
You'll fall in love with Beatrice Zinker - a review here!
The Perfect Siesta
by Pato Mena
Loved this one way more than I thought I would. What happens when each animal needs to take a siesta and depends on the sloth to wake them up in exactly 10 minutes? Funny outcome!
Little Red Riding Sheep
written by Linda Ravin Lodding
illustrated by Cale Atkinson
Another one where the narrator and main character go back and forth with each other. Pair with It's NOT Jack and the Beanstalk and Snappsy the Alligator.
by Arree Chung
Told in minimal amount of words, readers will enjoy this sweet story of a young boy and his dog.
It Takes a Village
written by Hillary Rodham Clinton
illustrated by Marla Frazee
Love the simple text (great for words of the wiser) and amazing illustrations! I think this book, along with Holly McGhee's Come With Me, are great texts to use to illustrate how every little bit of kindness is important.
The Antlered Ship
written by Dashka Slater
illustrated by The Fan Brothers
I'm thinking of many reasons to read this book, besides the fact it's just beautiful. Great for tough questions signpost... would match well with Kat Yeh's The Friend Ship... and will probably end up on Mock Caldecott lists!
Sarabella's Thinking Cap
by Judy Schachner
Young Sarabella has amazing thoughts, but they stay in her head and occupy a lot of her time when she is supposed to be listening. I like that her creativity is celebrated.
The Way to BEA
by Kat Yeh
I've been waiting a long time to get to this book! I loved The Truth About Twinkie Pie so I was thrilled when this book was announced.
I'll be taking next Monday off as we have a follow up doctor appointment for my daughter's lengthening. I'll be back in two weeks with lots of great books to share!