Monday, August 1, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Visit Jen at Teach MentorTexts and Kellee and Ricki at UnleashingReaders to see what they've been reading, along with everyone else who link up.

Dear Friends!

What an exciting month of July we've had as a family.  I figure as a writer, I have gathered stories in July to share for awhile.  However, as the rain falls this morning here in the Middle of the Midwest, I'm excited to be sitting here sharing with you.  


This read is so funny!  This is Ross Burach's first book.  I can't wait to read this during read aloud time.  


I.Love.This.Book.  I usually rely on my fabulous library for books to use and read.  But this one is in my Amazon cart as we blog.   This book celebrates ALL kids.  Wonderful for building community and simply celebrating each other.


If we are learning together on Instagram, you know that in my world we have a new puppy.  (I'm only sort of sorry about all the pictures.)  We are all things dogs in this house right now.  The photographs in this book are simply engaging.  (I can tell my back-to-school-brain is spinning.  How can I use this text to model capturing ideas in photos and then writing about them?)


This interactive story will be perfect for launching Writer's Workshop.  After reading Purposeful Play this summer, I'm seeking out ways to be more playful in my teaching.  This interactive book will be perfect for launching ideas in stories.  I can't wait to hear the conversations.  



  1. Hooray for Kids looks like fun, and Help! We Need A Title does seem to fit a writing experience, too. Have fun with that puppy, Kendra. And I love all the pics!

  2. Instagram was MADE for pictures of puppies! I read picture books about dogs to my dog, so ...

  3. Help! looks charming - I'll be on the lookout for it, Kendra. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I should check out Hooray for Kids. Suzanne and Max Lang wrote the book Families, Families, Families! which is a celebration of all sorts of families; very inclusive so all kids will be able to recognize themselves in it! Hope you have a great week!

  5. I definitely have to get a copy of Help I Need a Title. The others look great too. Thanks for sharing!

  6. There's a Giraffe in My Soup looks so fun. Thanks!

  7. All these look like fun books! I'm not sure what I would do with a giraffe in my soup (I'll have to read to find out), but I can relate to the pictures. Instead of puppies, though, I'm sharing too many pictures of chickens!