It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme began by Sheila at Book Journeys as a way to share what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and what is in store for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading. I first learned about it at Teach Mentor Texts.
This week, I took a trip to my public library and pulled some really wonderful titles from the shelves.
Pssst! by Adam Rex
I saw the name Adam Rex as author and immediately thought YES! This book is so funny. All the animals at the zoo seem to be in need of a little something to make their life easier and happier in the zoo so they ask a young girl to get them tires, trash cans, wheelbarrow, paint, corn, and more! She agrees and delivers the goodies but this ending might surprise you. A terrific read aloud book.
That is Not a Good Idea! by Mo Willems
If you like a clever twist to your stories, then this is your book. I can hardly wait to read this aloud to little ones. They will shouting "Nooo, don't do what the fox says" or "He will eat you!" It is going to be so much fun. I plan to use this for my stranger danger lesson this year.
Make a Wish Bear by Greg Foley
Mother Goose Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman
Percy's Neighborhood by Stuart J. Murphy
Percy and his father take a walk through their neighborhood and become acquainted with all the community helpers that live there. Stuart J. Murphy books are helpful when teaching hard to grasp concepts like community. Percy's Neighborhood includes a set of discussion questions.