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.
I missed last week's It's Monday! post because I was in Costa Rica, which I will blog about more soon, but I did write a little bit about it yesterday on my teaching blog: Owning Up -- #semicolonEDU
I was also hoping to have the chance to blog about the awesomeness that was #nErDcampMI, but I feel like that ship has sailed, so here's a Storify instead.
This It's Monday! post will chronicle some of the things I've read over the past two weeks.
Bernice Gets Carried Away by Hannah E. Harrison
I finished reading:
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
I will be reviewing this one soon, but spoiler alert: I didn't love it the way I love When You Reach Me.
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
If you want to move a
student up a reading ladder that pairs the heartbreak and hope of Eve
Bunting's Yard Sale with the emotion and imagination of The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat, look no further than Katherine Applegate's
My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart
Hart has mastered the art of cookbookery without actually having
written a cookbook. A fun parody of the cookbook genre, while also being
deep and heartfelt in places, once you root through all the puns and
Something Extraordinary by Ben Clanton
wish and search for something extraordinary to happen often means we
are missing out on the extraordinary things that are happening all
around us that are just disguised as ordinary things. The message of
this book puts me in mind of The Man with the Violin and how so often
beautiful things are passing us by because we are too oblivious to
I finished reading with my ears:
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Absolutely breathtaking. I need to collect my thoughts and then write a thorough review soon!
The Truth Commission by Susan Juby
I'm not very far into this one but I already love it. I know I'll be recommending this like crazy!
Currently reading with my ears:
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Unmapped Sea by Maryrose Wood
The Incorrigibles series is a comfort read for me. Katherine Kellgren is perfection as an audiobook narrator.