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 reviewed:
Press Play by Eric Devine
Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales
Finished reading with my ears:
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman
interesting read about the life of Charles Darwin and his wife Emma. I'm
still scratching my head as to why it was marketed as YA though. Seemed
more like an adult read to me.
Bomb: The Race to Build - and Steal - the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
actually read this book last year, but it's required reading this week
for my prizing children's literature class, so I thought I'd give the
audio a go. Whether you choose to read it or listen to it, this is one
Winger by Andrew Smith
Still really enjoying this, but other reading obligations for my grad classes are making this slow-going. At least I've finally passed the page 100 mark. Baby steps, right?
Currently reading with my ears:
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
This is another selection for my prizing children's literature class. I decided to listen to the audio instead of read it because the screenplay format was not very engaging to me. I'm still finding the format a little vexing as I'm listening, but at least it's easier to picture events in my mind as I listen to the different character voices.
On my teaching blog I wrote:
5 things I loved about last week