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:
Demon Derby by Carrie Harris
Favorite picture books from last week:
My Blue is Happy by Jessica Young, illustrated by Catia Chien
Carrie Gelson was absolutely right: this book is a writing lesson waiting to happen. Love
how Jessica Young takes our normal perception of colors (blue is sad,
red is angry, yellow is cheerful) and turns it on its head.
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do by Steve Jenkins
I continue to marvel at the
amazing paper collage artwork of Steve Jenkins, but what I especially
love about Creature Features is the conversational nature of the text
with a jovial question and answer format. It's definitely a fun AND
educational book for kids.
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Currently reading with my ears:
Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl