Book Journey, Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It's Monday! What are You Reading?
Last week I finished reading:
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan, illustrated by Maria Kalman
The Year of Shadows by Claire LeGrand
Picture books I read last week:
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball by John Coy, illustrated by Joe Morse
I didn't love the writing or illustrations in this book, but I loved the IDEA of this book, in that, it will be a high-interest nonfiction topic for a lot of students
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein by Jennifer Berne, illustrated by vladimir Radunsky
absolutely loved the whimsical nature yet neutral tones of the pictures
in this book. I'm going to be so bold as to say this could be a
Chick 'n' Pug Meet the Dude by Jennifer Sattler
Uptight Chick and laid back Pug in another adventure: this time to apprehend a squeaky toy thief. Anyone who knows me knows I can't resist a book with a pug on the cover.
I am Blop! by Herve Tullet
I didn't quite "get" this book, but at the same time, it felt like it was trying to get across the idea that art begins simply and can become more complex through simple shapes. I'm curious to see and hear how kids respond to this book because as an adult I was a bit puzzled.
Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Currently (still) listening:
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Last week I reviewed:
Tea Rex by Molly Idle
Chick-O-Saurus Rex by Lenore and Daniel Jennewein
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier by Ree Drummond
2 copies of Little Bee by Chris Cleave (ends 8/4)