Thursday, February 1, 2018

#road2reading Challenge - what's in my stacks? 2.01.18

All journeys have a starting place.
This is a weekly place to find books and tools 
that you may use with readers at the start of their reading journey.
Join in the conversation at #road2reading.

Here are some books that have been in my stacks lately:

Early Readers

Meet Woof and Quack by Jamie Swenson
Meet Woof and Quack
written by Jamie A. Swenson
illustrated by Ryan Sias
This seems to be a popular style of book for young readers now - silly, predictable, goofy characters.  Give this to your young readers who enjoy Jan Thomas' Giggle Gang series or Jonathan Fenske's A Pig, A Fox, and a Box books.

My Friends Make Me Happy! by Jan Thomas
My Friends Make Me Happy
by Jan Thomas

My Toothbrush Is Missing by Jan Thomas
My Toothbrush is Missing
by Jan Thomas

I've loved Jan Thomas' books, but these really did make me laugh out loud.  There's something that makes us laugh when one (or more of the characters) just doesn't get the obvious.  I have no doubt kids will love these next two books in this silly series!

Louise Loves Bake Sales by Kelly Light
Louise Loves Bake Sales
written by Laura Driscoll
illustrated by Kelly Light
I've loved the Louise and Art books, so it's fun to see it brought to an early reader series.  In this first book Louise and Art make some art in the kitchen with cupcakes!  

Please, No More Nuts! by Jonathan Fenske
Please, No More Nuts!
by Jonathan Fenske
Another fun book about those protein filled nuts and the squirrels who love to eat them, except this time they've had more than enough and they're ready to share!  Do you want some nuts???

Pass the Ball, Mo! by David A. Adler
Pass the Ball, Mo!
written by David A. Adler
illustrated by Sam Ricks
Another fun book in this sports series featuring young Mo.  He's an athlete that may not have the best skills, but he makes up for it with lots of heart.

Want to see some inside pages?  Check out Alyson's post from a couple of weeks ago!

Do you work with readers who are starting their journey on the road to reading?  Join Alyson Beecher from Kid Lit Frenzy and me every Thursday as we explore books and ideas to help readers have a successful start to independent picture book and chapter book reading. If you blog or have a Goodreads page, please link up with us!

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