We talked about hats and earmuffs and read
- Brimsby's Hats by Andrew Prahin and
- Earmuffs for Everyone: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs by Meghan McCarthy.
Earmuffs for Everyone reminded one student of a book we had read a few months ago--Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum. He was pretty pleased with himself when I pointed out that both were were written and illustrated by Ms. McCarthy.
We talked about snow and read
- Outside by Deirdre Gill and
- Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian.
I think those selections left us lamenting our lack of snow, so the next week I changed plans.
We talked about unreliable narrators and read
- The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith and
- The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach.
We considered the stories' narrators, and compared them to the narrator in a book we had read previously--Jon Klassen's This Is Not My Hat. If you haven't seen The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, go find a copy now. You can thank me later.
We read books about science:
- Gravity by Jason Chin and
- Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Universe by Stephanie Roth Sisson
We looked at the illustrations and talked about the upcoming ALA Youth Media Awards. I can hardly wait for next week to share some of the winners!