Monday, October 3, 2022

Recent Reads

Every Monday, I share books I have recently read. I also participate in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, 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, or follow on Twitter at #imwayr.

Recent Reads...

Acorn Was a Little Wild by Jen Arena and illustrated by Jessica Gibson

Acorn is adventurous and free-spirited and is the first to leave his tree even though Oak warns him not to. Acorn's journey includes climbing with squirrel and sitting in the grass in the rain. He doesn't quite like being buried in the ground, but then a whole new adventure begins when he starts to change. A very cute book.

Double Puppy Trouble by Danica McKellar and illustrated by Josée Masse

Moxie always wants more of everything - more cookies, more soccer goals, more A's. One days she finds a magical stick that gives her the power of doubling whatever she wants more of. When the stick malfunctions, she realizes that more isn't always better. This is a cute rhyming story to help kids learn about a math concept.

Granny's Kitchen by Sadé Smith and illustrated by Ken Daley

Shelly-Ann's granny teaches her how to cook, but neither the dumplins, ackee, saltfish, or plantains come out right. Knowing how much joy granny's food brings to others, Shelly-Ann decides to try again. This is a lovely story about resilience and the special relationship between a girl and her grandmother. The recipes and some fun facts about Jamaica are included at the end of the book.

Rick the Rock of Room 214 by Julie Falatko and illustrated by Ruth Chan

Rick the Rock sits on the Nature Find Shelf in Room 214. He wants to do more than sit; he wants adventure like he believes the rocks outside have. Cleverly, Rick makes his way outside in a student's backpack and, even though he's surrounded by other rocks, he realizes how lonesome it is. This is a very amusing story of a rock who learns his purpose and the joy of returning home.

Garlic and the Witch by Bree Paulsen

Garlic is traveling to the Magic Market on an errand for Witch Agnes. She needs to be brave since it's her first time, but in addition she is worried about the fact that she is turning into a human. This is a whimsical and magical graphic novel that touches upon anxiety and facing change.

If You Read This by Kereen Getten

When Brie turns twelve she receives some letters that her mother wrote before she passed away a few years earlier. The letters lead her on a treasure hunt that help her learn about herself and her family and strengthens her relationship with her father. This is a sweet and moving story.

1 comment:

  1. You have some fun reads here! I added them ALL to my list! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week, Lisa!