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
Do you know a dog lover? Then you want to check out Hello Goodbye Dog. Lots of mentor text ideas and a giveaway!
Have you heard about Alan Gratz's new book Refugee? I hope this is a book that will start many conversations.
I am so excited for this book - Dazzle Ships. Another fascinating account of history that I never knew about!
The Heartwood Hotel series is so perfect for animal lovers! This is a series I would have loved as a young reader!
Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List by Kate Klise
The Klise sisters are back together and have written a book that is a must have for library collections. It's a beautiful story about the love between a dog and girl. It's going to hit many emotions depending upon the background of each reader. For me, it made my heart a bit fuller. I think this book may be just the comforting blanket a reader may need at some point.
Renato and the Lion by Barbara DiLorenzo
A really beautiful picture book that takes place in Florence, Italy during World War II. At the heart of the book is a moving story of a boy and his love for a statue in Florence. But underneath is actual events about what the Europeans did to protect their artwork during World War II. Don't miss the author's note at the end.
The Fog by Kyo Maclear
Fantastic illustrations - potential Mock Caldecott contender.
Teach upper elementary/intermediate/middle school? Great picture book for discussion - about the environment.... or maybe a metaphor for the fog in your life... or how we see each other/need each other.
Littles and How They Grow by Kelly DiPucchio
I will add this to my list of books to give for a baby shower/newborn gift. Sweet story, and I loved the diversity the illustrator included.
A New Friend for Sparkle by Amy Young
Another fun book with Sparkle the Unicorn/Goat. Doesn't have quite the spark the first one had, but it will still touch reader's hearts with the message of friendship.
A Place to Read by Leigh Hodgkinson
I would use this book at the beginning of the school year to talk about all the places we read and how to find one that fits for you. The illustrations are fun, but the story doesn't go quite into the depth I wanted it to.
I Wrote You a Note by Lizi Boyd
This makes for a fun, whimsical read aloud.
A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices by Sally Derby
This is a must have for the beginning of the school year! Savor this book, take your time reading it. It's a perfect book to use for character study!
Hook's Revenge: the Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz
Jocelyn, Roger and the crew are back for another adventure!
This book was one of my #mustreadin2017 books and it was a fun follow up to the first book in the series.
It was fun being back in the Neverland and going on another pirate's adventure.
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
I'm putting this one in young adult because it's a book that spans the ages. This one can easily be read by young adults and adults.
A short, quick read, Jacqueline Woodson's melodic words and lines sooth you as you read, and you can't help but get drawn into this quick story.
The Silver Moon of Summer by Leila Howland
This is the perfect summer series. This series is a fun read about three sisters that takes place on the east coast.
My summer reading is winding down. I have some must read books to read and share! Happy reading this week.