It's Monday, what are you reading?

 It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read the previous week and to plan out your reading for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right just might discover your next “must-read” book!

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Take a moment to share a comment about the picture, children's, or young adult books that you are currently reading. I will add a picture of the book to the blog and direct readers to your comment below.

Feel free to email a shelfie, a picture of you with the book, to me! I would love to put your picture up on the blog for this week.

Sharing books is a way of belonging to a community of readers. I'm looking forward to finding my next great read in the comments below.

*Once you write your comment in the box below, you must either select anonymous or sign into your district Google account for your comment to post. After you tell us about your book, send your photo to me by clicking here. I'll add your picture to the page.



Monday September 12, 2016

Today I read The Penny Pot  by Stuart J. Murphy. Illustrated by Lynne Cravath. I plan to use this book in an integrated unit with teachers on the October PD Day. This book is about a little girl who wants to get her face painted but spent too much when she bought her ice cream. As kids come by and count out their money, they leave extra pennies in the pot for others who need them. 

Monday August 29, 2016

 Today I read, What Do You Do with a Problem? by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Brown. I bought this book as soon as I saw it because I was already in love with Yamada's book, What Do You Do with an Idea? This book did not disappoint. The character shares his journey of fear and worry about the problem hovering over him until one day he confronts it head on. He imparts these words of wisdom at the end of the book,"Every problem is an opportunity for something good. You just have to look for it."
What books have you read that have helped you figure something out?

  Here's what teachers and coaches are reading this week.




Monday August 22, 2016


Last week, One of my reading coaches gave me an incredible book, The Hero Two Doors Down. This story is about a boy, Stephen Satlow, who struggles with controlling his actions. When he is eight years old, Jackie Robinson moves into his Brooklyn neighborhood to be close to the Dodger's stadium. A huge Dodger's fan, Jackie Robinson was Stephen's favorite player. Jackie and the boy become close friends and the baseball legend makes a lifelong impact on the boy.

Have you read any books about your heroes lately?

Two literacy coaches posted about books they are reading. 








Monday August 15, 2016

Welcome back to a new school year. After a summer away from the blog, I'm excited to start sharing books with your and to hear what you are reading! Today, I read The Highest Mountain of Books in the World. It's a story about a boy who wanted to fly, but instead received a book from his mother. She told him, "There are other ways to fly, Lucas." So, he began to read.

How high will your mountain of books be this year?


  1. This week I am reading Jared's Cool-Out Space by Jane Nelsen and Ashlee Wilkin. The story is such a creative way to teach children that time outs can be a positive thing, instead of viewing it as a punishment. I especially love the idea of having the children help create their own cool-out space. The book is an awesome reminder that we ALL need space to cool down sometimes. Maybe I'll make myself a cool-out space today!
    Happy reading!
    Lori Yarborough