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?
It's the Winter Olympics everyone! That means one thing for me: I'm not going to be getting a whole lot of reading done in these next two weeks. If you didn't already know this about me, I'm telling you now: I'm a die-hard figure skating fan. Ask me for my opinion about a particular skater, and I will give it to you. Heck, I'll give you my opinion even if you don't ask me. :)
Last week I finished listening to:
Dark Life by Kat Falls
book has good middle grade/YA crossover appeal. I really liked the world
building and was intrigued by the wild west feel that Falls gave to
life below the sea. The story itself didn't keep me as engaged as the
actual world building did so I think I probably won't continue with this
Picture books I read last week:
No, David!, David Gets in Trouble, Too Many Toys by David Shannon
I found these gems at my library's used bookstore and couldn't believe I hadn't read No, David! yet.
Love Monster by Rachel Bright
heart! I just want to give Love Monster a big hug. The only thing
preventing me from giving this book 5 stars is given the way the story
ends, the message seems like it's more appropriate for single adults
than little kids. It's still an adorable book though.
Poem-Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian, illustrated by Jeremy Holmes
illustrations make this book. the poems were good, don't get me wrong,
but there is something really special about the art in this book. I
loved that each page had a different color palate and yet despite that,
it all felt very unified. The style of Jeremy Holmes's illustration is
such that the pictures seem to leap right off the page. I could see this
book in the running for a Caldecott.
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
always very leery of any book for kids that has an obvious underlying
political agenda - whether I agree with that agenda or not. Not a fan of
Currently (still) reading:
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson
Scowler by Daniel Kraus
to two whole discs. I gave it the old college try. Loved Kirby
Heyborne's audio narration, but ultimately I just couldn't do it. I just
don't do scary, let alone terrifying.