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.
Last week I finished reading:
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Keep the post-it flags nearby as you read. Especially at the beginning and end. Simply beautiful.
Picture books I enjoyed last week:
Maple and Willow Together by Lori Nichols
Loved this follow-up to Maple. I have a longer review scheduled closer to its November 4th release date.
Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp
Marcel the Shell and was elated to discover he had a new picture book. I
just wish he had a new video too because I love hearing his diminutive
voice. In the meantime, this was a much better, friendlier layout than
the first book. Look for this one to hit bookstores on October 21st.
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
seems every time I try to read a book that revolves around gaming, I
have the best intentions of thinking I'll like it, or at the very least
finish it, but gaming just doesn't do it for me and I need to be OK with
that. Attempting to listen to this though gave me at least somewhat of an idea of the students it might be a good fit for.
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
that Cole St. Clair was the reason I eventually enjoyed this series in
the first place, and now an entire book about him has left me cold. I
just wasn't feeling as agog about him as I did in Linger. I made it to
disc 3 of the audiobook by the time I realized I don't really care about
him the way I did in books 2 and 3.
El Deafo by CeCe Bell
Even though I
don't totally get why the characters are rabbits, I also don't question
it because it's adorable. And even more adorable that 4-year-old CeCe
never takes off her bathing suit. What an igneous way for CeCe Bell to get us to fall in love with our superhero protagonist. I almost put this book close to the bottom of my TBR pile until I saw the book trailer. At that moment I knew I needed to read it. I'm not that far into the book yet, but I already know that this is the kind of book that makes me upset that ALA hasn't gotten with the times and instituted a graphic novel award yet because if they did, I am certain El Deafo would win.
Currently reading with my ears:
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan