Monday, December 24, 2012

It's Monday! What are You Reading? 12-24-12

Originally hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, Jen and Kellee  over at Teach Mentor Texts also host a kidlit version of It's Monday! What are You Reading?

Merry Christmas Eve! I hope Santa brings you all lots of books under your tree tonight. :)

Some of the picture books I read and enjoyed last week were:
Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep! and Let's Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! by Mo Willems
My new favorite thing is to spot The Pigeon in Mo Willems books that aren't part of The Pigeon series.

The Monsters' Monster by Patrick McDonnell
An adorable, feel-good story about a trio of monsters who create a monsters' MONSTER to be the biggest, baddest monster of all time, but what they get instead is a gentle giant who is just happy to be alive. 

Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John "Appleseed" Chapman by Esme Raji Codell, illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins
Beautiful, educational portrayal of the man known as Johnny Appleseed, John Chapman. It's one of those books you just feel better knowing it's in the world, being read by kids and adults alike. 

Currently (still) reading:
You Tell Your Dog First by Alison Pace
Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Currently (still) listening:

The Diviners by Libba Bray
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

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  1. My students and I are big Mo Willems fans too. I have The Diviners on my TBR mountain but haven't had a chance to read it. I'm still working on books that came out early in 2012 (or maybe even 2011). Happy reading!

  2. I loved what I read of The Diviners. Unfortunately I had to return it to the library before I could finish it. I hope you enjoy all your books! +New GFC Follower :)

    Happy holidays and Happy Reading!
    Come see my It's Monday! Post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  3. Didn't know about those Mo books and I try to read everything by him - will definitely have to pick them up :)

    Happy Holidays and Happy Reading This Week!

  4. Loved The Monsters' Monster - precious. I think I'll listen to The Diviners next. Loved other books by Libba Bray!

  5. Many books that I have not heard of until reading this post. Love the look of The Monsters' Monster.

  6. Ive been seeing the monster's monster around but have not gotten around to borrowing it yet from our libraries. it does sound fun - along with the Mo Willems books. Liar and Spy i know i also have to find very soon. Have fun with your reads this week and Merry Christmas!

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    1. Oops, totally messed up my first post. I am interested in the Mo Willems books you read. I also finished Liar and Spy. It was good, but with everyone talking about it, I thought it would be a little better. Looks like a great week of reading! Happy Holidays!

  8. Loved The Monster's Monster, Liar & Spy...need to check out those Mo Willems books with my 7 year old. Just One Day...I've been saving to savor this week! :)

  9. The Monster's Monster was one of my favourites this year! I LOVED Liar and Spy. Stead can do no wrong in my opinion. Her characters are so unique. Happy reading/listening over the holiday break!

  10. I'm looking forward to reading Just One Day by Gayle Forman, and I'm interested in what you think of the audiobook for The Diviners. I loved Liar and Spy. :)

  11. I read two of Gayle Forman's books If I Stay and Where she went I will have to check out Just One Day and The Diviners looks awesome! Happy Holidays!