I am excited to share with you what I have been reading this week and what I plan to read next week. I am using my friends Jen and Kellee’s awesome meme idea. Please check out their amazing blog Teach Mentor Texts.
I am continuing to enjoy reading non-fiction picture books for the Non-Fiction Picture Book Challenge. It is hosted by Alyson Beecher at her amazing blog Kid Lit Frenzy! Can you spot the excellent nonfiction picture book in the books I read this week?
BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK!
Please look for these amazing titles at your local library!
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team By Audrey Vernick Illustrated by Steven Salerno
I want to start off by saying I am not a sports person. Let me repeat that- I am not very interested in sports. So I was very surprised and excited when I loved this book. I found myself getting really attached the Acerra brothers. I was rooting for them through out the story. If you have a baseball fan in your family or just a person who loves great picture books give them this book to read. Don’t be surprised if they tell you that this book knocked it out of the park.
I am giving Brothers at Bat 5 or is that 12 home runs! A real winner of a book!
Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems by Gail Carson Levine Illustrated by Matthew Cordell
I’ve mentioned that my book gap is nonfiction books. But I also didn’t read many poetry books last year either. So I am also reading more poetry this year. I really enjoyed the hilariously unkind poems by Gail Carson Levine which were all told from a tricksters point of view. The false apology poems are based on the poem This Is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams. I can’t wait to share these poems with my students when we are working on poetry and also fairy tales. The kids are going to love the poems and the laugh out loud illustrations.
Forgive me, but I am giving Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It 5 missing plums out of 5.
I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems
When I showed this book to my four year old son Sam and read him the title he said, “How did he break his trunk?” I said, “Great Question! Let’s find out!” My son and I love the Elephant and Piggie books. I know that we are going to laugh out loud together each time we read one. Mo Willems= Super Picture Book Genius!
I am giving I Broke My Trunk 5 Pigeons Riding a Bus out of 5!
A BOOK I AM STILL READING!
The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Expected Release Date is March 1, 2013)
I am currently reading an advanced reader’s copy of The Runaway King. I loved The False Prince! I am enjoying the second book in the series.
So what are you reading this week? What do you think of the Elephant and Piggie books? What are your book gaps? Have you read any books you love lately? I’m looking forward to reading your comments.