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 reviewed:
The Animal Book by Steve Jenkins
Last week I finished reading:
The President Has Been Shot: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson
Simply amazing. I really felt like I was LIVING the tragedy of Kennedy's assassination as I was reading this book. A perfect example of engaging, heart-pumping nonfiction.
Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
like the Star Wars version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It was entertaining,
but since I'm not a big Star Wars buff, I felt like some things that
should have been funny to me weren't. I also wish this had been a
graphic novel in color because I think that would have made the
sequential art more engaging.
Picture books I read and enjoyed last week:
Tea Party Rules by Ame Dyckman
What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis, illustrated by Svein Nyhus
Yes, I totally bought What Does the Fox Say? Don't judge.
I finished listening to:
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
This was one of the best YA novels I read or listened to this year. I enjoyed this one much more than I expected to.
Courage Has No Color: The Story of the Triple Nickles, America's First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone
The audiobook narrator is quite capable but I still can't help but think I missed quite a bit from listening instead of reading this one.
I'm currently reading:
Every Day After by Laura Golden
I'm currently listening to:
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth Laban
I was a bit dubious of this story in the beginning but I'm a little over halfway through and I'm really enjoying it so far. I have especially become attached to the character of Tim, who is an albino and despite his always feeling like an outsider, he really seems to have a good heart.