After the #titletalk in April or May, where the conversation focused on graphic novels, that has been a real goal for me. I read 4 books in this genre, and all of them will be perfect additions to our classroom library.
- The Flying Beaver Brothers -- I read both The Evil Penguin Plan and The Fishy Business. So fun! This book and the second in the series, The Fishy Business, just make me chuckle. A great addition to the graphic novel section of our library.
- Babymouse for President -- How is this book not perfect for an election year?!! Babymouse is back with all her silliness; such fun!! Every time I read a Babymouse book, it cracks me up when she thinks/dreams in pink.
- Wild Pitch - I have heard many great things about this graphic novel series from Sports Illustrated Kids. Cannot wait to add more of these to my collection! Will want to talk to students about how to read it though, because important information starts on the inside cover and continues all the way to the back cover. Sports fans will be sure to enjoy these series!
- Wumbers - - Kids will have a great time with this book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. The entire book is just word fun galore, with Rosenthal spelling words that have numbers in the place of certain syllables (It's words cre8ed with numbers!). I think it would be a great way to stretch vocabulary and play with words for students.
- Edgar Allan Poe's Pie -- I found this book recently at our local bookstore, and had to have it. I am a huge fan of the prolific J. Patrick Lewis. This book of poetry is unique for 2 reasons: 1) each poem is inspired by an already existing poem written by some great poets (not sure kids will get all the references, but I had a great time connecting the originals I knew with what J. Patrick Lewis wrote), and 2) each poem is a math riddle. I plan on buying a second copy of this book to give to my teaching partner as a back to school gift. It would be great fun to use these poems in some way during her math times with our students.
Please join Kellee and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts, who are the cohosts of this wonderful Monday event! I love finding out what others are reading, and start planning my next week's reading using some of the participants ideas.