Monday, November 30, 2015

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? November 30, 2015

Please visit the amazing blogs: Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers who host this terrific meme each week.

It has been many weeks since I posted an IMWAYR post due to NCTE and the general craziness of school, home and coursework. Here are a few highlights. 
Click on the book titles to learn more about them. 

This would be a good mentor test for argument. K-4.

Really enjoyed this one. Matt Davies' illustrations are unmistakable. K-3. 

A thought-provoking little book. 

Sweet story about 5 friends, each waiting for something wonderful. 

A look at what the world looks like at night through a child's eyes. Beautiful!

My mind is still processing this creepy, yet enthralling story. Not sure it is for my 4th graders. 

Finished Listening to...
Beautifully narrated in this audio version. 

What Are YOU Reading Friends?


  1. I am hearing so much about The Nest - now to find a copy. I think it will make for a thought-provoking read aloud with my sixth graders.

  2. I saw Kenneth Oppel earlier this year where he talked about The Nest. I suspect that it will work better for older readers. I also read One Word from Sophia this week and agree with you. It is perfect for teaching persuasive writing.

  3. Loved Wait and Waiting, both have such stories to tell, don't they? I just read Nest, & will rely on you to see if you think it's okay for the 4th graders. I thought it was very spooky. Glad you had so much fun at NCTE!

  4. Definitely for middle school in my opinion Linda.

  5. I shared Wait with a parents group, and it was a big hit, everyone could relate to the experience of just trying to walk down the street with a small child. :)