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?
I had another fantastic reading week last week, punctuated by a very special trip to Ohio where I met A Snicker of Magic author Natalie Lloyd and was able to give her some of my very own homemade Blackberry Sunrise ice cream.
Last week I reviewed:
Visiting Langston by Willie Perdomo, illustrated by Bryan Collier
I also finished reading:
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The Battle of Darcy Lane by Tara Altebrando
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
I finished reading with my ears:
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of the sequel, Chasing Before, so I figured now would be a good time to get back up to speed before I read book two.
Picture books I read last week that I really enjoyed:
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
you believe I've never read this book before? What's wrong with me? ;) I
found a hardcover copy at my library's used bookstore and decided it
was time to read it.
Matilda's Cat by Emily Gravett
Gravett is becoming one of my favorite picture book
author/illustrators. Her work is so witty and fun. While I hugely favor
dogs over cats, this book made me smile as Matilda's cat reminded me a
great deal of my skittish pug Guenter. :)
Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
wonderfully musical. I love the syncopated rhymes in this book. It would
be a fantastic book to do a dramatic reading replete with percussion
instruments. A must-share with students.
The Doodle Revolution by Sunni Brown
Currently reading with my ears:
Enders by Lissa Price