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
Oh my, have you seen The Knowing Book by Rebecca Kai Dotlich? It's a beautiful text and has gorgeous illustrations by Matthew Cordell. Many uses for mentor text - read here.
Have you ever read a line in a book and you just can't stop thinking about it? That's how it is for me when I read Natalie Lloyd's books. Here are some lines from her newest "The Key to Extraordinary".
February is known as Black History Month. Whether you celebrate this month or all year round, here is a list of books to use.
I Love You Already by Jory John
I love this book more than the first book. The banter of Bear and Duck is even funnier. The lines sillier. When I read this book to students I had one have the best belly laugh as she heard the two characters argue!
President Squid by Aaron Reynolds
All I can say is if Trump reads this book, I'm scared for the outcome!
This is a book to use for a mentor text for when the character doesn't change - when you don't like a character the whole way through.
Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching by Laura Gehl
I love Joyce Wan's illustrations in this fun book for young readers. Great book for trying new things.
The Only Girl in School by Natalie Sandiford
What would it be like to be the only girl in school. Our main character, Claire, lives this drama and explains it all in letters to her friend. Trying to deal with middle grade boys and some unfair teachers leaves Claire with a tough year. But with some small victories and good lessons along the way, Claire learns how to be tough and succeed in a boys world.
Every Single Second by Tricia Springstubb
Haven't read as much over this long weekend as I thought I would. Lots of future blog posts written, though!
What have you been reading?