Monday, February 18, 2013
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
This meme was started by Sheila at Book Journey. The kid's version was started by the lovely ladies at Teach Mentor Text.
Once again to prepare for my school's visit from Henry Cole, I have been reading many of his books. I came across two that he illustrated that I just fell in love with and will be purchasing for my library.
The first was Surfer Chick written by Kristy Dempsey and illustrated by Henry Cole. Click here for a description from Goodreads. I really enjoyed rhythm of the story, along with the surfer lingo. There are lots of times that this story to be used in your library. Of course first is summer, but this is also a great story about father's and daughters. I knew that this was a great story when my students asked me to read it again. Henry Cole's illustrations in this book are wonderful. I love how he can put so much detail in personality into his characters.
The second book was I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman and illustrated by Henry Cole. Click here for a description from Goodreads. This book is a great one for predictions and teaching colors. This book reminded me of the I Know an Old Women series. The kids loved being able to call out what color they thought/knew was coming next. I really loved how the color words were in that color. I just fell for the illustration of the pig on the front cover. I would have bought it just for that illustration alone.
I've also been rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling. I had a very difficult day at school on Friday, in fact my whole staff did in one way or another. I wanted something that would take my mind off everything and one where I won't have to think too much about the story. This book did the trick. And even though it is most likely my 7th or 8th time reading it, I still am discovering new things that I hadn't noticed before.
I need to start working on my bookgap, nonfiction, again. I have a whole stack, that I need to start reading.