Monday, April 30, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a community of bloggers who link up to share what they are reading.  To find out what other bloggers are reading check out the host blogs: Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers. You can also follow the posts of other bloggers at #imwayr on Twitter.

What I've Been Reading...


If Wendell Had a Walrus by Lori Mortensen

Wendell wants a walrus and comes up with a plan to get one. He never gets a walrus, but what he does get is even better. Wendell is a charming and fun character as he imagines what he'd do with his walrus and tells walrus jokes. If readers look closely at the illustrations, they'll notice a hint of what will happen at the end. This is a delightful story of friendship.

Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman

A shark appears while an underwater show is being filmed. Shark is told not to eat anyone, but he claims he never intended to do such a thing. Shark sounds sincere, but is he? This is a humorous story with shark facts included. Those readers intrigued with sharks will be amused.

Lulu Is Getting a Sister (Who WANTS Her? Who NEEDS Her?) by Judith Viorst

Previous books in this illustrated chapter book series have been well-loved by many students, so it's exciting to see another Lulu book. Lulu believes her life has been ruined because she's getting a baby sister so her parents send her to Camp Sisterhood to learn how to be a good big sister. Lulu is convinced she will never have any sisterly feelings and she can neither tolerate or get along with her temporary siblings. Lulu is rude, spoiled, and short-tempered, but also funny and entertaining. In spite, of her undesirable qualities, Lulu redeems herself when she learns what it means to be a big sister. Those with siblings will be able to relate and find Lulu's situation amusing.

The Boy From Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis

Alec and Josie are both twelve years old, but they are separated in time by one hundred years. Alec lives in the house Josie and her family lived in previously and when they discover they can communicate with each other they form a friendship. Both Alec and Josie learn about each other's family situations and their friendship changes their lives. This is a unique time travel story with magic and some suspense.

14 comments:

  1. Will look for the Lulu books, new ones to me & The Boy From Tomorrow sounds like a great time travel story! Thanks, Lisa.

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    1. The first, Lulu and the Brontosaurus, is my students' favorite one of the series. I think this one will be a close second.

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  2. I'm definitely looking forward to reading Misunderstood Shark. Ame Dyckman has such an awesome sense of humor! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Ame's sense of humor is great! Her books never disappoint!

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  3. I hope we get a copy of The Boy From Tomorrow in our local library, quickly. I'm adding that to my TBR list as it looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I also wanted to add that If Wendell Had a Walrus looks really cute for my younger readers. And I love it when illustrations give a hint of what will happen later. :) Have a great week, Lisa!

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    2. If Wendell Had a Walrus is a book I definitely want to read aloud to first graders!

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  4. Misunderstood Sharks just arrived in the mail. We were hoping it is a bit like Carnivores - can't wait to read it. So excited to hear there is a new LuLu book. What a great series

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    1. If you have a lot of shark fans like I do, your students will love Misunderstood Sharks!

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  5. Lulu is indeed a character! It's just amazing that Judith Viorst keeps on publishing books!
    I've added The Boy From Tomorrow to my list. It sounds like a fascinating read.

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    1. So true about Judith Viorst. I looked up her age because I was curious. She's 87! Certainly amazing!

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  6. My second grade #classroombookaday students LOVED Misunderstood Shark. In fact, they love anything that Ame writes and she is such a generous author always willing to send swag! I loved the fact that students learned facts amidst all the laughs. Looking forward to Book 2 next year!

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    1. I have many students who want to borrow it to read at home!

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  7. Lulu is on my list, can't wait to get that one! Loved Misunderstood Shark, so fun! I just ordered it and can't wait to share it with some classes!

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