Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Shelf Challenge 2014

Shelf Challenge 2014
I've had a bit of a slow start to the Shelf Challenge this year. The first week of the challenge I was having the Book Fair at my school, so that took my attention. But I started today, reading a few from my "W" section of the Everybody section. Last year I read the "A" section and I found quite a few gems that I'm making sure get checked out this year. I also found many that I had never seen before, and a few that I thought "Why is this still on my shelf?" I'm hoping to find some great ones this year.

My "W" section starts on the bottom left shelf in the picture and all the way to the top shelf on the right side. The baskets on top are not part of the Everybody section. I'm excited to read this section because there are four of my favorite authors in this Melanie Watt, Rosemary Wells, Mo Willems, and Karma Wilson. I can't wait to reread all the books by these authors. I'm also looking forward to finding some other great books.

I only got time to read a few books from the "W" section, but I found two favorites in the first ten books that I read. The first one that I came across was a favorite from my childhood, The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber. This is the book that introduced us to Lyle, Lyle Crocodile! I have wonderful memories of my parents reading this and all of the Lyle Crocodile books aloud to me as I was younger. The other book that I found was Frankenstein by Rick Walton. I just loved Madeline stories when I was growing up. This is a great parody of it. I had to buy a copy for myself. It doesn't get checked out as much as I would have hoped, but many students do not know the story of Madeline. 

I can't wait to read more on the "W" shelf. Is anyone else out there doing the Shelf Challenge? If you are, please share some of your finds.

Happy Reading!!

Stacey (@libraryjo92)

1 comment:

  1. I totally relate to the late start. I'm hoping to get some books read this weekend. We're in the middle of getting ready for state testing. (I'm the testing coordinator at my school.) So far that has consumed any free time for April. Next week has to be better!