Monday, August 08, 2011

#bookaday Favorites

I have so loved participating in Donalyn Miller's Book-A-Day Challenge.  I wasn't sure how it would go but there was so much more to it than just reading lots of books (which I did!). It was more of a mindset. Knowing that I wanted to read a book every day, I had to think about the kind of book I would read that made sense each day--how much time did I have, etc.  I also realized how much I skim picture and poetry books. I am an honest person who would never add a book to my #bookaday list if I hadn't read it cover to cover, so I got into the habit of actually reading entire books.  I also love how much reading I caught up on. Oh, my To-Be-Read stack is still very large and growing every day, but I have read a lot and have lots of new books to share with kids and teachers. I am already looking forward to the holiday version of #bookaday and any other #bookadays I can fit in.
Here are some of the highlights from my #bookaday reading:

Nonfiction Picture Books

Time to Eat
, Time to Sleep, Time for a Bath by Steve Jenkins (Click here for blog review)
Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg (Click here for blog review)

BreadcrumbsMiddle Grade Novels

A Million Miles from Boston by Karen Day (Click here for blog review)

Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky

Breadcrumbs by Ana Ursu (Click here for blog review)
The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson (Click here for blog review)
Hidden by Helen Frost
When Life Gives you O.J. by Erica Perl
Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai

Early Grade Chapter Book

Toys Come Home

Adult Read

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (Click here for blog review)

Young Adult

Shine by Lauren Myracle

If Rocks Could Sing: A Discovered AlphabetPicture Books

If Rocks Could Sing by Leslie McGuirk

Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray (Click here for blog review)
Big Brothers Don't Take Naps by Louise Borden (Click here for blog review)
Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems


  1. Time to buy some more books! You're killing my budget Frankie!

  2. So nice to see When Life Gives You O.J. here (and in such good company, too)! Thanks so much for reading and sharing!

  3. I am always looking for book suggestions....this is going to be great!


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