IMWAYR: Professional Development Titles

Thanks to Heinemann Publishing’s fabulous Teacher Appreciation sale, I was able to add some professional development books to my library last week. Now I can share with my school friends AND add to my own learning. Thank you for your generosity, Heinemann! Read the… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Professional Development Titles”

IMWAYR: Back on Track – Picture Books are Perfect!

I’m finally back on track. This week is Picture Book Week on Facebook Live, sponsored by Kwame Alexander and friends. I’m excited to hear all the read alouds from authors this week. Today was a lively reading by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Her new book,… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Back on Track – Picture Books are Perfect!”

IMWAYR: Appreciation – National Poetry Month

I’m taking the time to appreciate things more this week, and celebrating National Poetry Month continues with odes and “fun” poems. Last week I finished a bunch of children’s poetry books. This week, I’ll continue to read poetry, especially Odes to Common Things by… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Appreciation – National Poetry Month”

IMWAYR: Poetry Month Continues

National Poetry Month continues…PLUS I’m listening to Jason Reynolds read Look Both Ways this week on Facebook Live and today I was able to find Pablo Cartaya talk about his books during the virtual VA Children’s Book Festival (on Facebook). I love it when… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Poetry Month Continues”

IMWAYR: Spring Break at Home

It’s Spring Break! Since we are home for the duration, I decided to re-read some amazing books along with the authors this week. One of the positive memories I will take away from the COVID-19 mess is the authors and illustrators who generously give… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Spring Break at Home”

IMWAYR: Stay-at-Home Guidelines and Authors Who Help Us Deal

It’s been a rough start this week. Monday, Monday…we are still under stay-at-home orders and there’s lots of time to read, but I’ve also been stuck. Three authors have stuck with me so far, and have made reading time more comfortable in the discomfort… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Stay-at-Home Guidelines and Authors Who Help Us Deal”

IMWAYR: Week Two COVID-19 Virus Lockdown — Lots of Time to Read

It’s week two of the weirdest time in our recent history, the COVID-19 Virus National Lockdown. Starting Wednesday, residents of Indiana are under a “stay at home” order from the governor. There’s lots of time for reading now. This week, I have the books… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Week Two COVID-19 Virus Lockdown — Lots of Time to Read”

IMWAYR: Hope and Joy

I’m in need of HOPE and JOY right now, so I’m spending the week reading some titles that make me smile. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks It’s Deja and Josiah’s last night working at the pumpkin patch…ever. They will be off… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Hope and Joy”

IMWAYR: For the Students

I’m reading with the students this week. We are working on nonfiction texts during library time, and these titles are interesting and make us ask, “Really?” (“Really?” Strategy from Reading Nonfiction by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. Good stuff!) I liked this newest title… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: For the Students”

IMWAYR: Blink YA Book — Coming Soon!

In between coughs and sneezes, I’m reading. This week I’ll finish… We Had to Be Brave by Deborah Hopkinson. I finished an upcoming fabulous mystery/modern tragedy called Twin Daggers by MarcyKate Connolly. I love Blink YA Books titles, and this one does not disappoint.… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Blink YA Book — Coming Soon!”