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,
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Last week I finished reading with my ears:
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Both of these selections were assigned reading for my prizing children's literature class.
Picture books I loved:
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
Marla Frazee managed to make this book endearing rather than creepy is
true talent because, let's face it, clowns are creepy. This book,
however, will convert even the most persistent of clown-haters.
Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle
Maybe because I am a huge fan of figure skating, but I liked this one better than Flora and the Flamingo.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
I'm not one to reread books unless I'm required to. There are just so many books out there in the world that I want to read that it's hard to justify rereading one. Needless to say, I'm grateful that my prizing children's literature class is requiring me to reread this because coming back to it has been like visiting with an old friend. It's definitely one of those blanket books Kurt Stroh was talking about.
Winger by Andrew Smith
Since the amount of reading for both of my grad classes has increased, I had to put this one on hold for a while. I look forward to going back to it though in a few weeks.
Currently reading with my ears:
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
Last week I posted:
HUGE giveaway from Kimberly Griffiths Little, author of FORBIDDEN
Why I haven't talked about food in a while
On my teaching blog I posted:
Happiness is a baby grand piano