Thursday, June 14, 2018

#road2reading Challenge - do you know these chapter books? 6.14.18

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.

Last month I was talking to other educators and librarians about transitional chapter books and graphic novels that are fun for young readers.  Here are some new-to-me titles that were shared with me.

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa
Yours Sincerely, Giraffe
written by Megumi Iwasa
illustrated by Jun Takabatake
This pen pal story will tickle their funny bone as a few animals become friends in this short chapter book.  Lots of open white space on each page means it looks like a longer book than it actually is.

Smarter than Squirrels by Lucy Nolan
Down Girl and Sit: Smarter Than Squirrels
written by Lucy Nolan
illustrated by Mike Reed
This would be a good chapter book series for readers who aren't quite ready for Fenway and Hattie.  Told in the perspective of the dog, who believes her name to be "Down Girl", it's another bird's eye view of what it's like to be a dog!

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This summer I will be sharing new transitional chapter books, some may be new, many have been published awhile.  They are new to me and may even be new to you or teachers you work with.  Happy summer reading!

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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