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
Ellie May is a character you want to meet - a little bit Beatrice Zinker, a little bit Junie B. Jones - be sure to stop by and read this post. Author Hillary Homzie stops by!
Short post this week - I spent the majority of the week finishing books to get ready for the weekend's IL Bluestem Award committee meeting. Our 2019-2020 list is complete - can't wait to share with you the books that our IL 3d-5th graders will be reading this year! And now, it's time to resume regular choice reading!
Penguin Flies Home
by Lita Judge
Not as fun as Flight School, but we do get to see what our flying friend Penguin is up to in this companion story. I think this is a great one to discuss central message.
Max Explains Everything: Soccer Expert
written by Stacy McAnulty
illustrated by Deborah Hocking
Max's explanations are usually spot on and kid-perfect! This time Max explains to us all of the ins and outs of playing soccer. The humor is in the illustrations as we see Max doing everything BUT play soccer!
The Babysitter From Another Planet
by Stephen Savage
Think of Mary Poppins as a babysitter - that's a little bit what the Alien babysitter is like! Nothing like having a babysitter who can warm up food with the blink of a (laser) eye! Nightlight out? No problem, the babysitter can glow in the dark! Fun read for young readers - Stephen Savage knows his audience!
Gregor the Overlander
by Suzanne Collins
Oh, this has been on my list for a very long time now, just keep passing it by on the way to other books! Glad I finally had the chance to read it. Not quite Hunger Games, but perfect for readers who are itching to get there. After finishing book one, I definitely wanted to start book two!
Game of Stars
by Sayantani DasGupta
I loved the first Kiranmala book and I'm looking forward to reading this one!
Happy reading this week!