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'm so excited that today I will be at nErDcamp! I am excited to see and meet new Nerdy Book Club friends!
Next week I won't have an It's Monday! post because my husband and I will be in Costa Rica until July 18th! I'm so excited! It's my first time there and since we are very much "get up and go" kind of travelers, I'm looking forward to all of the new adventure stories I will be bringing back with me.
Last week I reviewed:
The Moon is Going to Addy's House by Ida Pearle
This is Sadie by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Julie Morstad
I also posted:
Lucy Knisley fangirling
The Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine
I finished reading:
Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott
Oh the tears. Thank
goodness I wasn't out in public when I was reading this. The last 40
pages of the book had me weeping incessantly. I would love to
make this a read aloud in my classroom, but I fear I won't be able to
get through the ending. Plus there's a fair bit of language, which could
get awkward with middle schoolers. Would be a good high school read
Radiator Days by Lucy Knisley
Because I can't get enough of her work. This is a series of short comics she created while she was in art school.
Favorite picture books from last week:
Float by Daniel Miyares
A beautiful wordless picture book with a perfectly resonant ending.
Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sis
A blithe, whimsical, and
slightly irreverent story that combines fantastical illustrations with
facts about the history of ice cream.
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
I don't know how I feel about this book yet. I'm still perplexed. Which I think is typical Rebecca Stead, so I'm just going to ride this wave.
Still reading with my ears:
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
I need to purchase a copy of the hardcover just because it's one of those special books that needs to be owned, but having said that, I can't imagine NOT listening to the audiobook. The addition of the music makes this almost an otherworldly experience. I have broken down crying about three times now and I'm only halfway through it. But I'm a crier so don't use me as the measuring stick for how emotional this book will make you. :)