January 1, 2019

#mustreadin2019


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:






PICTURE BOOK RELEASE DATES:

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 Read! by Dan Santat

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

7/2/2019 - Picture Day Perfection by Deborah Diesen 

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


CHAPTER BOOK RELEASE DATES:

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.

November 21, 2018

Holiday Gift Guide for Young Readers

Last year I wrote a holiday gift guide for young makers, this year I created a holiday gift guide for young readers  - because everyone knows that books are the best gift of all!  The books on this list published within the last 6 months, so I hope you these 2018 titles are new and fresh to you.  Here are my book suggestions for the little book lovers in their life.  Happy holiday shopping and reading!


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