Monday, November 21, 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...

I Am Amazing! by Alissa Holder and Zulekha Holder-Young and illustrated by Nneka Myers

Ayaan, who is always there to help a friend at the playground, believes he is a superhero until two kids laugh at him and tell him he doesn't look like a superhero. Ayaan's dad helps him to see that there are many ways to be a superhero and that having a big heart is the greatest power. This is very sweet and empowering book. 

The Great Caper Caper by Josh Funk and illustrated by Brendan Kearney

I recently read this book and participated in the blog tour that took place this month. Students love the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast series filled with rhymes, puns, and adventures and will be thrilled to see the latest book. Read more about the book and find out about other stops on the blog tour here

Octopus Shocktopus! by Peter Bently and illustrated by Steven Lenton

An octopus suddenly appears on top of a house. When an attempt to remove the octopus fails, neighborhood kids ask it to play and soon they realize how useful the octopus is. Everyone misses the octopus when it's gone but the town ends ups with a surprise that is even better. A silly, rhyming book that will make readers wish they had their own octopus.

Peculiar Primates: Fun Facts About These Curious Creatures by Debra Kempf Shumaker and illustrated by Claire Powell

This fun rhyming book introduces readers to various primates and tells unusual facts about them. The end pages tell more about what a primate is and gives additional facts about each primate mentioned in the book. Great pictures, facts, and an ending that will surprise some readers.    

The Roar by Eoin McLaughlin and illustrated by Polly Dunbar

Tortoise is very upset that he has fallen off a rock and is stuck on his back. As Hedgehog tries to understand how Tortoise is feeling, he also falls and lands on his back. Hedgehog, now knowing how Tortoise feels, listens and each of them starts to feel better. A sweet book about empathy and friendship.

I Did It! by Michael Emberley

Any young reader who has been challenged with learning something new will be able to relate to this early reader graphic novel. The text is repetitive and simple, but it explores a powerful message about the importance of trying again, positive thinking, and supportive friends. 

1 comment:

  1. The Josh Funk books are so much fun! I'm reading a few more picture books now, and I'm intriqued by the Michael Emberley title, since my children were huge fans of his father's drawing books. Thanks for the reviews!