I just can't resist the opportunity to spend time with my local blogging friends. I love receiving an email suggesting we gather for breakfast and shop for books. I know summer is near when the invite comes. I know when the day arrives, we are in summer mode. It's fun to talk about summer plans and share snippets of our lives. I'm grateful to be included with this group and today I am celebrating all the wonderful book advice they gave me. They were able to think about first graders and what they are reading when they end the year. I had suggestions from third grade teachers who know where they need to go. I was looking for newer characters and books in a series to help foster more reading. I came home with Baby Mouse, Squish, Andy Shane, Bink and Gollie, to name a few.
As you can imagine, being in the same bookstore with this fine group of readers could be and is dangerous. A couple of times suggestions were coming to me from other aisles and across the room. This was interesting the majority suggested a series of three books as a read aloud for second grade and a librarian that was with us was not in favor. So much not in favor, the rejection was made from across the store. I didn't buy the book and thought I must check it out from the library first. I am celebrating such kindness as I figure out what might interest a second grade reader.
Mary Lee and Franki from A Year of Reading
Karen and Bill from Literate Lives,
Tony from Tony's Notebook
Maria from Teaching in the 21st Century
Katie from Book Groupie
for allowing me to celebrate friendship and keep those book suggestions coming.
I'm also celebrating Donalyn Miller's #bookaday reading challenge this summer. I've envied teachers in previous summers and loved following what everyone was reading, often gathering ideas for school and/or for one of my three daughters. I was at the public library this week and decided I could join #bookaday and focus on finding books just right for second grade readers. You can find out what I'm reading daily by joining me on twitter or instagram, links to the right.