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?
My Monday posts are generally just a highlight of what I've been reading
during the week so if you'd like to see all that I've been reading,
follow my Goodreads page.
In honor of Banned Books Week, I am currently giving away a copy of Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
Last week was a very exciting week for me. If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you might have noticed that I've been talking a lot about baby grand pianos lately. Well, there's a reason for that. I wrote about it on my teaching blog.
Last week I reviewed:
Madame Martine by Sarah S. Brannen
Be a Changemaker by Laurie Ann Thompson
I finished reading:
El Deafo by CeCe Bell
I will be posting a review of this book soon. I absolutely loved it. I'm putting it next to Raina Telgemeier's Smile as one of my favorite graphic memoirs.
I finished reading with my ears:
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Picture books I enjoyed last week:
Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo
story about a little boy who goes to visit, well, his Nana in the city,
but is afraid of the hustle and bustle. He wonders why his grandma
would choose to live in such a scary place... until she shows him
there's nothing to be afraid of.
Julia's House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Currently reading with my ears:
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais