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
There seems to be quite a few books coming out that have young characters that have some big questions, big thoughts, big problems. Here are some books that are coming soon that you may want to get for readers.
Meghan McCarthy has a wonderful new nfpb that will entice readers. Check out this post to read more about The Wildest Race Ever.
Click here for my review on Kate DiCamillo's upcoming Raymie Nightingale.
We have a copy of Lauren Castillo's newest illustrated picture books out on a book journey right now. Would you and your students like to be part of that? Read more here about the Twenty Yawns book journey.
A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cummins
Tongue in cheek, laugh out loud funny.
Read this book, then read...
You Must Be This Tall by Steven Weinberg
Got this at the library, but I have to own it!
I may add this book to my Mock Geisel 2017 list.
I will add it to read this to everyone because it is hilarious list. Tongue in cheek. Snarky. I love it.
If you need a reason to purchase this book, add it as a mentor text to show problem solving.
We're in the Wrong Book! by Richard Byrne
Cute story and I liked seeing the different book formats as they travel from book to book.
Mighty Truck by Chris Barton
I covered this one at the end of last year, but now that it's been released, I wanted to make sure it was on your radar too! Love this fun and sweet book about a super hero truck. Barton has some great play on words that even the youngest reader is sure to get.
The Typewriter by Bill Thomson
What happens when 3 kids get their hands on a special typewriter?
Loved the meticulous illustrations.
And the memory of typewriters... there was something about pressing the return wheel.
Leaps and Bounce by Susan Hood
Susan Hood and Matthew Cordell are back again in another wonderful book to use in the spring time. This time concentrating on the lifecycle of a frog, I love the reoccurring line that ties the lifecycle into other growing things - "changes come to all who grow".
Listen to Our World by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson
Melissa Sweet's illustrations don't disappoint.
Great for young readers. If you teach animal habitats, this would be a fun book to include.
Treat by Mary Sullivan
Use: to teach the importance of using voice when reading, use to show how to infer information from the illustrations to tell the story.
Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen Rappaport
You know a book written by Rappaport and illustrated by Matt Faulkner is going to be good! I appreciate some of the illustrations by Faulkner that you have to do a little interpreting on. For example, the illustration of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott looking so small when being berated by men in charge.
Good book giving history of the women suffrage movement and the right for women to vote.
Every Day Birds by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Love this poetic informational text! Mostly because our kindergarteners have a bird unit and this book is PERFECT!
Otters Love to Play by Jonathan London
I love the way London writes nonfiction. He makes it fun with interesting information told in larger font and follows it up with additional information in smaller print. This information, while not always as jaw-dropping as the other info (a bit of a stretch there), it does give more details.
Echo Echo by Marilyn Singer
Marilyn Singer is pretty brilliant.
This will be a great addition to your mythology unit.
Once Was a Time by Laila Sales
Absolutely loved this one. So hard to put down! Want to know more? Come back tomorrow and check out the book birthday post!
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Looking forward to this middle grade debut of such a popular picture book author! I've been hearing good things.
Happy Reading Week!