February 10, 2019

My #nf10for10 - Nonfiction Books That Make You LOL

I’m thrilled to be joining the #nf10for10 fun again this year!  Many thanks to the wonderful hosts: Cathy Mere (Reflect and Refine) and Mandy Robeck (Enjoy and Embrace Learning).  I enjoy the challenge of creating a meaningful list for myself and others, as well as reading all the wonderful lists posted by the community.  

My past #nf10for10 book collections are:

Who doesn't love a good laugh?!  My #nf10for10 is a list of informational books that make you laugh out loud (LOL).  These comical nonfiction books are silly, witty, and a side-splitting good time.  

1.  The World of Weird Animals Series by Jess Keating

2.  I Don't Like Snakes by Nicola Davies

3.  The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk

4.  The Disgusting Critters Series by Elise Gravel

5.  The Truth About Your Favorite Animals Series by Maxwell Eaton III

6.  I'm Trying to Love Spiders by Bethany Barton

7.  What if You Had Series by Sandra Markle

8.  I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are by Bridget Heos

9. Bubble Homes and Fish Farts by Fiona Bayrock

10.  Animal Science series by Nicola Davies

January 1, 2019


I'm pleased to be participating in the must read fun again this year!  Thanks for hosting Carrie Gelson of There's a Book for That.  All the books on my list are new 2019 releases (see publishing dates for each book listed below).  I hope this reading goal motivates me to read more books throughout the year so I can introduce these new titles to my students.  I'll provide updates on my reading in April, September and December.  Below are my lists of new picture books and chapters books to read in 2019:


2/1/2019 - It's Not Hansel and Gretel by Josh Funk

3/5/2019 - Because by Mo Willems

3/5/2019 - Circle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

4/2/2019 - Dandy by Ame Dyckman

4/2/2019 - A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo

4/2/2019 - Bikes for Sales by Carter Higgins

4/2/2019 - The Great Indoors by Julie Falatko

5/7/2019 - Elephant and Piggie Like Reading: Harold and Hog Pretend for Real! by Dan Santat

6/5/2019 - Bruce's Big Fun Day by Ryan T. Higgins

7/2/2019 - Pigeon HAS to Go to School! by Mo Willems

7/9/2019 - Unicorn is Maybe Not So Great After All by Bob Shea

8/6/2019 - The Evil Princess vs the Brave Knight by Jennifer Holms & Matthew Holms


1/19/2019 - The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

2/5/2019 - The Bridge Home by Padma Vankatraman

2/12/2019 - The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu

3/19/2019 - Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes

3/26/2019 - Over the Moon by Natalie Lloyd

4/2/2019 - Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

4/16/2019 - August Isle by Ali Standish

4/16/2019 - Welcome to the Wonderland #4: Beach Battle Blowout by Chris Grabenstein

5/7/2019 - Endling #2: The First by Katherine Applegate

5/7/2019 - Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game by Chris Grabenstein

5/7/2019 - Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

10/15/2019 - Give and Take by Elly Swartz

December 27, 2018

#mustreadin2018 - final update

This is my #mustreadin2018 final update.  I love participating in this reading challenge hosted by Carrie Gelson of There's a Book for That because it connects me with a community of readers and encourages me to read newly released books to share with my students.  In January, I created my #mustreadin2018 reading goals.  As a reminder, here they are:

In the end, I read ALL of the picture books on my list and ALMOST ALL of the chapter books on my list.  Where did I fall short?  I still need to read Smart Cookie and Game Masters of Garden Place.  I did manage to read some new books that were not on my list since my update last September.  They are . . . 

Extra Picture Books I Read - #mustreadin2018

Blue is a beautiful book!

Cute as an Axolotl is another fun nonfiction book by Jess Keating.

Dreamers has a good chance at winning a Caldecott Medal. 

I read Fangsgiving to my students for Thanksgiving and they loved it!

Hey, Wall is a beautiful book!

My students really enjoyed Horse Meets Dog.

My students loved Huggie and Stick!

I love this new series by Mo Willems!

Imagine is a beautiful book!

Mission Defrostable is another fun book by Josh Funk.

The Stuff of Stars has a good chance at winning a Caldecott Medal. 

I read Stumpkin for Halloween and my students really enjoyed it.  It's adorable!

Extra Chapter Books I Read - #mustreadin2018

I did not get much chapter book reading done this fall.  I find the first semester of school and fall activities (Halloween, football games, the holiday season) a bit overwhelming.  As a result, my reading (and exercising) decreases.  Anyone else feel that way?

To see the #mustreadin2018 books that I read from January to April, click here.   

To see the #mustreadin2018 books that I read from April to September, click here.