Wow, it's 2018!  The first day of a new beginning is worth celebrating with some good books, and that's why I'm linking up with Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for:

Great Non-Fiction with a Great Message!

This book is a simply amazing must-read for everyone!  I love the message that we must never stand still in our pursuit of freedom!  Who knew about the Statue of Liberty's right foot?  I want to revisit the Statue and see her foot!
Click on book cover to read more at Amazon.
You can read more about this book in a blog post I wrote  here.

Fun with Figurative Language!

Just from the title alone, you know you're in for a fun-filled, laugh-out-loud adventure with sheep Baabwaa and Wooliam who meet a wolf dressed in sheep's clothing!  If you love reading,  puns and creative use of language, this book is for you!

This Is How We Do More Educational Non-Fiction!

Ever since I was young, I've been fascinated about how other people around the world live.  This book tells you how with fun facts, colorful illustrations and interesting details:

My good friend, Patty, gave me a gift card to a brand new, independent book store Whitelam Books in Reading, Massachusetts, and this is the great book I chose!

My forever resolution includes reading more non-fiction read-alouds to my students.  Do you have any reading resolutions?  Please let me know in the comments ~ I'd love to hear them!


  1. Well, you know I shared Baabwaa & Wooliam today too, a fun book. I still need to read Her Right Foot & loved This Is How We Do It! Happy New Year!

  2. Her Right Foot has been on my list for a bit, but haven't read it yet. As far as children's literature I don't read enough nonfiction. Great resolution.

  3. Baawaa is cropping up a lot recently. I should check it out.

  4. This Is How We Do It was a real favorite of mine from last year, too. A great example of nonfiction that's both informative and fascinating!

  5. I've been intrigued by Her Right Foot for the longest time. Hope I find it in our libraries. :)


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