Finding quality books for my students to practice their rhyming skills is always on my radar. This 2016 Theodore Seuss Geisel honor award winner did not disappoint. Tested by my kindergarten intervention students, they all gave it two thumb's up. I've added this title to my collection.
This is a brand new Babymouse adventure about being brave and trying something new. Babymouse joins the swim team at her mother's insistance that she be more active. After many ups and downs, she ends up learning a new skill and discovers the value of being part of a team.
The Wild Robot has been getting love from everyone I know who has read it and it did not disappoint. I've heard it described as version 2.0 of Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. It's a heart warming read with several themes to ponder and leaves you wanting to be better at helping others in whatever capacity you can.
This is the perfect book to read now--at the start of baseball season. We are all things high school baseball at our house right now, and this could not be a more fitting time of year to read this inspiring story. This was by far my favorite book that I read this week.
If you liked Kate's earlier novel, Because of Winn Dixie, you will enjoy Raymie and her story.
It's 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and 10-year-old Manami and her family are being forced to leave their Bainbridge Island home to live in a Japanese relocation camp in California. This is the story of her family's survival during this dark period of American history. Read this story of love and longing with a box of tissues nearby.
Newbery award winner, Kwame Alexander,author of The Crossover, writes another amazing novel in verse. Booked is a quick read that I couldn't put down. This time soccer is the focus with themes of family, love, and friendship. I LOVED it!
It's been awhile since I've checked in with the #IMWAYR community, and am anxious to see what everyone's been reading lately. Hope you are able to read and share something awesome this week!!