Monday, July 9, 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 on Twitter at #imwayr.

What I've Been Reading...


Geraldine by Elizabeth Lilly

Geraldine moves and when she starts at her new school she is the only giraffe. She feels out of place until she meets Cassie, the girl who wears glasses, likes math, and organizes her food. With Cassie's help, Geraldine learns to embrace the qualities that make her who she is. This book would be useful for discussing uniqueness, identity, and self-acceptance. Geraldine has a lot of personality, dramatic, at times, but funny. The illustrations are humorous, as well.

The Truth About Dolphins: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals by Maxwell Eaton III

This book is part of a nonfiction picture book series that combines information with humor. The text provides straightforward facts while the playful illustrations and speech bubbles add a comic element. I have many readers who love to learn about animals and also enjoy books that are silly so I think this is a winning combination. Readers will both learn and laugh while reading this one.

Elephant Secret by Eric Walters

This was an amazing read. Engaging and interesting. It has elephants with personality, a surprising twist, and lots of heart. Read my review of this book that publishes in August here.

Mr. Wolf's Class by Aron Nels Steinke

I am always excited to read new graphic novels because my students love them so much. This one about the first day of school in Mr. Wolf's class is charming and funny. The students, although animals, are true to the life of fourth graders. I wasn't surprised when I read the author's bio to find out he is a teacher himself. This is the first in a series and a definite must-have for my graphic novel collection.

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  1. I've noted them all, but will especially look for Elephant Secret, Lisa. It sounds great.

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    1. Highly recommend Elephant Secret! I think you'll enjoy it!

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  2. I also loved Elephant Secret, and I hadn't noticed The Truth About... series until now and I have a few to check out. Thanks for the post.

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    1. It's the first book I've read in nonfiction series, but I'm definitely getting the others.

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  3. I've only heard about Elephant Secret once before, I believe, but I thoroughly enjoyed your linked review and have added this one to my reading list. Thanks for sharing, Lisa!

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    1. I think you'll enjoy Elephant Secret.

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  4. It sounds like Elephant Secret must be on my shelf to I've added it. I like that Eric Walters has the ability to make us think about important issues.

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    1. It's the first book of his that I've read. I'll have to look for some others.

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  5. Geraldine & Mr. Wolf’s Class look like terrific books to share with young readers as they head back to school! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm reading lots of books this summer I am looking forward to sharing with students when it's back to school time.

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  6. Geraldine sounds especially cute - and conversation-inspiring!

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    1. It's a good message presented in a light-hearted way.

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  7. I just found my copy of Mr. Wolf - I had forgotten I had received it! I need to read it soon. Jason L. just finished Elephant Secret too and really liked it. It's another one I have, just need to read!

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    1. Definitely two you'll want to read. Mr. Wolf is a quick read. Elephant Secret was too because I found it so interesting.

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  8. Oooh. All these are new to me! Thanks for sharing. All seem fun and interesting.

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  9. All of these are new to me also--this is why I love IMWAYR! Thank you :)

    Happy reading!

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  10. Glad you both learned about some new titles, Myra and Kellee!

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