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My Reading This Week...
Argyle Fox by Marie LetourneauArgyle Fox is frustrated when his plans to play outside are ruined because of the wind. When his mother encourages him to think of something else to do, Argyle finds a solution. This book highlights problem solving and perseverance. It also shows how to turn around a situation that is not ideal. The illustrations are detailed and colorful. The animal characters will appeal to my young readers and I think they will relate to and learn from the message.
Bee & Me by Alison JayA little girl is reading in her room when a bee flies in through an open window. The girl befriends the bee and feeds it. Soon the bee multiplies in size and the girl takes a journey atop the bee's back as it flies over the city spreading pollen. This fanciful story is told without words, but the last page of the book provides some brief information about the importance of bees and how to help them. This book has beautiful and interesting illustrations. I think many young readers will appreciate this book, but I think it will especially engage the imaginations of my first graders.
The Gumazing Gum Girl! Gum Luck by Rhode MontijoGum Girl is back in her second book. When Gabby chews gum she becomes a superhero whose abilities to stretch and stick allow her to save the day. Gabby has promised her parents that she won't chew gum, but situations that require her help keep occurring and there is a villain out to get her. Gum Girl's adventures are a little silly, but amusing and I think this book will appeal to my young readers. The book has many illustrations and short chapters and will be one I recommend to my second and third grade readers who are transitioning to chapter books.
I don't often share the novels I read that are non-children's literature in my Monday reading list, but I make exceptions when I am particularly fond of the book. This is one of those novels that I greatly enjoyed and would recommend to others.