Monday, January 26, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading? 1-26-15

Originally hosted by Sheila at 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.

Currently Reading:

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Currently reading with my ears:

Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl   


  1. I love anything and everything by Steve Jenkins, and I'm ordering My Blue is Happy tonight! I can't wait to read The War That Saved My Life! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it.

  2. So pleased that you loved My Blue is Happy! I want my own copy. I have this Steven Jenkins title. I have a Steve Jenkins addiction, so of course I have this title! But it is a fantastic read!

  3. Now I have to find My Blue is Happy too! :) The War that saved my life looks like an interesting read too! :)