Monday, April 1, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 4-1-13

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?

I prefer to just completely ignore the fact that today is April Fool's Day. I'm just grateful we're off for Spring Break and I don't have to deal with students pranking me all day long!

Last week I received a great response for my teacher project request, but if you still haven't sent me anything and you've been thinking about doing it, you can still send me something. I really do want to hear from you, but I need it ASAP!

This week I am reading:

A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff
Twerp by Mark Goldblatt

Currently (still) listening:

How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
I am loving this book more and more as I continue with Bea and Jonah's journey. It's very much a book you could say, "If you like John Green, try Natalie Standiford..." which is a pretty bold statement to make, but Natalie's writing is sharp, intellectual, and biting just like John Green's. I am thoroughly enjoying this listening experience.

Last week I read and enjoyed:

Babymouse for President and Extreme Babymouse by Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm

Jon Stewart by Randy Scherer
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Mark Litchtenheld

Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Steve James
A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Jane Dyer

And finally, Frank decided to pose with my very first #bookaday of spring break, for obvious reasons I think:

Pug and Other Animal Poems by Valerie Worth, illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Last week I also posted about:
Reflecting on #TheWonderOfWonder


  1. Love Jon Stewart! And Babymouse... hope you enjoy A Tangle of Knots, I really enjoyed it. :)

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  2. Everywhere I look I see A Tangle of Knots including on a notice from the library that it is ready for pick up! So I can join in the #booklove for this title. I still haven't read Unspoken and really want to. I always see such wonderful reviews.

  3. Jacqueline Woodson is such an amazing author, I need to add this to my summer reading list.

  4. I recently had sixth graders interpret Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole. It was very interesting to see the differing points of view and interpretations. Sometimes a wordless book is filled with so many possibilities and this book is a prime example. We had some great book discourse.

    Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal is another and informative tale. A teacher really wanted my copy so I let it go. Now I need to order another for my library. A book belongs where it is most needed. Hart on Fire looks particularly appealing and so nicely paired with A Woman for President.

    Great job

  5. I love the cover of A Tangle of Knots. Locomotion is such a good book. I hope you enjoyed it. Enjoy your spring break.

  6. Oh I LOVE the cover for A Tangle of Knots -- anxious to see what you think of that one! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oh, I love the pug book and photo--too cute. Is that the same Steve Jenkins of The Beetle Book and Wait a Second?

    Glad you're liking A Tangle of Knots. Did you see who designed the book cover? He's great.

  8. I loved Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad. Such a power book! I read Exclamation Mark last week and loved it! I seem to always fall in love with Amy and Tom's books!

    Happy Reading!

  9. I keep meaning to read A Tangle of Knots. That cover is spectacular!

    Isn't Unspoken an incredible book? Beautifully illustrated/told.

    Have a great week!