Books we’ve loved lately

Today I’d like to share some sensational books we’ve read over the past few weeks.

Let me start with the book I’ve been working on and reading to 5/6. It’s called House Held Up By Trees and is written by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. It examines issues of abandonment, the urge of nature to reclaim what it owns and dealing with the loss of family. It is a beautiful, carefully written and sensitively illustrated picture book for older readers. It certainly has sparked some conversation about visual literacy in the 5/6 room.

The second book I have been reading to a class is Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, I was unaware of this book until I heard Margot Lindgren, owner of the wonderful blog Momo Time to Read talk about it. I’m  reading this book to 4/5 and we are enjoying the rich imagery contained in it. It is a book that examines the thought: what if you could live forever? A great book, first published in the 70s.

do you have any recommendations? We love reading!

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