Monday, May 11, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading? 5-11-15

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: 

No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator is Changing the World by Jack Andraka

Current giveaway:

Fred by Kaila Eunhye Seo

Last week I finished reading:

Find Momo Coast to Coast by Andrew Knapp
Putting aside for a minute that Find Momo is a much more fun, sophisticated, and adorable version of Where's Waldo, what you also need to know is that Andrew Knapp is also a phenomenal photographer. Driving through North America in a VW Westfalia van, Andrew Knapp gives readers a major case of wanderlust and a dose of curiosity as they attempt to find his precocious dog Momo in each photograph. I hope there are many more Find Momo books to come. 

My favorite picture book from last week: 

I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by  Tom Litchtenfeld
Dare I read this to my 8th graders on my last day with them? Can I get through it without crying?

Still reading:

To Teach: The Journey, in Comics by William Ayers and Ryan Alexander-Tanner 

Currently reading with my ears:

Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani 

Last week on my teaching blog:
Skyping with Natalie Lloyd
Thank you John Oliver for TRULY appreciating teachers 


  1. I am going to have to find a copy of I wish you more. I keep reading such great stuff about it but our public library doesn't have it yet. To Teach looks interesting. I look forward to reading what you have to say about it next week.

  2. I read I Wish You More in the bookstore yesterday and ended up a weepy mess. I have one disc left of East of Eden, and then I will be joining you with Same Sun Here! I hope you have a fantastic week, friend. :)

  3. I have been waiting for my library to get I Wish You More--I want to read it so badly!!
    I have the Same Sun Here audiobook as well--I look forward to reading it.

    Happy reading this week! :)

  4. You totally can't get through I Wish You More on the last day of school with your 8th graders without crying! But read and weep away! I got choked up reading it to my son too. To which his response was something along the lines of "Jeez Mom!" The Momo book is new to me and looks like just my kind of book.

  5. Oh dear. I usually avoid the crying books. I don't know if I dare pick up I Wish You More. Find Momo sounds so fun.

  6. I am intrigued by To Teach: Journey in Comics as I would be teaching a higher-degree course module on multicultural middle grade/YA/graphic novels this august - this sounds like a book I should add to my text-set.