Monday, April 15, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? 4-15-13

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?

Last week I debuted a new blog, but no worries. I'm still blogging here -- for the time being.

I also finally finished and posted the video I've been pestering everyone about for the past month, thus the reason for the new blog. Oh yeah, and because I am also blogging over at Use Your Outside Voice too, I decided it was time to retire @FoodieBooklvr as my Twitter handle. So now you can find me tweeting via @BethShaum. It's the same account, just a different name.

Since I've been crazy busy with working on my project for this class that I created the video for, my pleasure reading has been on the back burner.

These are a couple books I managed to read and enjoy this week:

Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo by Monica Brown, illustrated by Rafael Lopez
Told in both English and Spanish, this gorgeous picture book biography will lure in young children with its vibrant, lively illustrations. Now I want to go look up some Tito Puente recordings... 

Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin 
A delightful mess of monsters and colors. :)

Still reading and listening:

Twerp by Mark Goldblatt

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 

Last week I reviewed:

Some Kind of Love: A Family Reunion in Poems by Traci Dant, illustrated by Eric Velasquez

Other posts from last week:
More joy
So much depends upon...
This is what I've been pestering everyone about for the past few weeks
Don't be afraid to get subversive with your bolognese


  1. Really excited about your new blog. Your Twitter sharing of "why I stay" is so powerful. I am going to share it with my staff on Sunday night before we go back from vacation. Looking forward to reading more.

  2. Beth,

    I just finished Gone Girl this week. Can't wait to see what you think of it. I love the cover of the Tito Puente book - how can you not want to read a book with such a great cover? Thanks for sharing titles!

  3. I loved Gone Girl. Admittedly I kind of hated it until about midway, and then everything changed for me. I hope you enjoy getting to the ending!

  4. Twerp sounds like a good choice for my sixth graders...thanks for sharing!

  5. So many people I know are reading Gone Girl. Guess I'll have to add it to my TBR pile! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I, too, read Tito Puente. A fun bilingual picture book.

    Happy reading this week :)

  7. Gone Girl is one of the only adult novels I've read in last 6 months (although just read another one) Whoa - so much ugliness. But some fantastic characters. Love your new blog!

  8. Hi there Beth, Tito Puente looks like something I'd enjoy. I lovelove picture book biographies. I would look out for that one.

  9. Yeah!!! Gone Girl! Just finished! Recommend!