Picture Book month is the perfect time to get my blogging life back on track!
My daughter, Grace is a book-lover and has an eye for special books that may be overlooked by other readers. She could not wait to bring Buddy and Earl home as her library book last week! Buddy doesn't know what's in the box that Meredith brings home one day. After questioning the small, prickly creature, Earl tells Buddy he is a pirate! Together these two unlikely friends begin a funny and imaginative adventure. Grace and I savored the humor in Buddy and Earl's questions and the discovery of a new friend in an unexpected encounter. I highly recommend this book as a wonderful read aloud. We can't wait to get our hands on the Buddy and Earl books in 2016!
I have always been a huge fan of Kevin Henkes. I was excited to get a copy of his newest title after seeing it frequently recommended on Twitter! Each of the characters in the book are waiting for something to happen. I love that this book encourages characters to find the joy in waiting. The illustrations are beautiful and should be read closely. Our favorite reading moment was the unexpected arrival of cat and the last line that reminds us to always be waiting to see what will happen next.
I just started Reading Nonfiction: Notice and Note Stances, Signposts and Strategies this weekend. I am finding myself reading it in digestible bites. Kylene Beers and Bob Probst are definitely stretching my thinking! This book has so much to offer to our upper elementary teachers! I can't wait to share it in our staff Children's Literature book study, through professional development and during my classroom coaching sessions.
I loved reading this text this summer as I prepared for my new role as a literacy coach in our K-2 building. This week I am enjoying my return to this text as I prepare to lead professional development next week on connecting vocabulary and close reading in the primary grades. I know this book has a lot to offer to our primary teachers!
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