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?
Ever since my early American lit class ended in April, I've been having consistently great reading weeks -- because I can read what I want and not what someone else tells me to read. Go figure!
I also received some really exciting news last week. I took my test to get certified to teach high school English and I passed! So now my teaching certificate goes from K-12, though 6th grade is the lowest I will go (thus my reason for wanting to get certified to teach high school).
Last week I reviewed:
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Mayim's Vegan Table by Mayim Bialik
Last week I finished reading:
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
I finished this one sooner than I thought but I did so by powering through this past weekend. I didn't love this one as much as so many others did.
Graphic novel/picture books I enjoyed last week:
Eighth Grade is Making Me Sick: Ginny Davis's Year in Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm, illustrated by Elicia Castaldi
didn't care for Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf, but Eighth Grade
is Making Me Sick was really enjoyable to me. I don't know if it's a
better book or I'm just a different reader now and see these books with
different eyes. I'll have to go back and read the first one to see which
one it is.
It's Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden by George Ancona
all schools had gardens. Talk about real-world lessons -- and not just
about science, but about community building and working together for the
The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water by Gemma Merino
story and illustrations that urges readers to be OK with who you are --
even if who you are is different from everybody else.
Currently (still) reading:
The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy
Currently (still) reading with my ears:
Moon Over Manifest by Claire Vanderpool
I'm almost done with this one, and I probably would have finished it too but I had a busy weekend so I'll undoubtedly finish it today.