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
We're nearing the end of the year which means we're that much closer to awards season! Are you up on new early chapter books? Make sure you've read these!
If you haven't read Nic Stone's Dear Martin, you need to change that now! Here's the blog tour and be sure to enter the giveaway!
Need nonfiction for your #classroombookaday? Here are some favorites from third grade!
Do you know about these November and December releases? Still some good ones coming out in 2017!
I Want to go First
by Richard Byrne
I was so happy to see that this is an interactive book! I love interactive books and the way they engage readers. This one has a fun storyline and I know it's going to be well loved.
How Do You Say I Love You, Dewey Dew?
written by Leslie Staub
illustrated by Jeff Mack
Sweet story for young readers. For the young reader who has trouble with speech, for the young reader who maybe has a different accent, for the young reader who has been made fun of, this is a wonderful read aloud.
written by Jill Esbaum
illustrated by Alice Brereton
This weekend all signs of Halloween were erased from the house as the Thanksgiving decorations came out - ok, so there are pumpkins in those too... And just like those pumpkins that can be used with both holidays, this is a book that may look like a Halloween book, but it's one that can be read year round! It's really a book about being afraid and getting back at your older siblings! Oh the connections readers will have with this one!
Malala's Magic Pencil
written by Malala Yousafzai
illustrated by Kerascoët
I really didn't know what to expect with this book. I had heard a lot of praise, but at the same time, I didn't know if it would be too sensationalized. But you know what, it was just right. Every word is just right. I love the message that your words are powerful.
by Andrea Tsurumi
Lots of uses for this one - read aloud, cause and effect, verb choice. So much to look at in this fun book.
Book or Bell?
written by Chris Barton
illustrated by Ashley Spires
A great book to show the power of reading - when you're so obsessed with reading a book that reality just fades away. Also use for cause and effect - lots of examples within this book!
The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming
by J. Anderson Coats
Do you have students who just can't get enough historical fiction? They will LOVE meeting Jane! And I love that this was a totally different setting for me - the Pacific Northwest when it was still a territory. This is one of those books that I wasn't ready to say goodbye to the characters, I really think there are more stories to be told about Jane and family :)
R is for Rebel
by J. Anderson Coats
Happy Fall Reading!