Jen and Kellee over at TeachMentorTexts.com host a weekly meme called "What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA." It encourages folks to share what they read during the previous week and to share what they plan on reading during the current week. I am borrowing Mr. Colby Sharp's format. Thanks, Jen, Kellee, and Colby!
I love Donalyn Miller's 4th Annual Book-a-Day Challenge. It inspired me to read fifty-three books last week.
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner
I will write a proper post closer to its book birthday (8/15/12).
The Chicken Problem by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson
I read a lot of picture books. A LOT! When a "good one" comes "across my desk" it STICKS OUT. (What's with all the quotation marks and capitalized words?) The Chicken Problem is one of those books.
It inspired me to read it aloud to an empty room. (I really wanted to type that it inspired me to read it to my cat.) I'm going to take my hands off the keyboard and wait until September to properly celebrate this gem. Stay tuned!
According to Jennifer Oxley's bio, she's currently creating a television series starring the characters from The Chicken Problem.
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng
I moved The Year of the Book to the top of my to-read pile after reading Colby Sharp's tweets about it:
I think my fourth graders are going to love Anna and her story: The Year of the Book. instagr.am/p/L7989eHnvB/— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) June 16, 2012
@MrSchuReads I am considering using The Year of the Book as a read aloud.— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) June 16, 2012
June 16, 2012
Sometimes I worry about what my friends think of a book I love. Other times I love a book so much that I don't care what anyone else thinks.— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) June 16, 2012
@MrSchuReads I'm glad that you arereading The Year of the Book. It makes me happy:)— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) June 16, 2012
Reason # 3 of why Anna loves her teacher makes me so stinking happy.instagr.am/p/L8Bl4gHng2/— Colby Sharp (@colbysharp) June 16, 2012
Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois