Monday, January 11, 2016

It's Monday! What are you reading? 1-11-16

It's Monday! What are you reading? Is a wonderful community of readers, teachers, and librarians. Hosted by Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers, participants share their reading adventures from the past week along with their reading plans for the week ahead.

Happy ALA Youth Media Awards day! Yesterday I wrote my predictions for winners.  I was also the guest poster on Nerdy Book Club yesterday: Top Ten Books That Colored My Whitewashed World.

Last week I finished reading:

Night on Fire by Ronald Kidd 
A solid, page-turning novel about the Civil Rights era and the Freedom Riders

I finished reading with my ears:

Juba! by Walter Dean Myers  
I just didn't connect with this one. I have a feeling I was missing some things by listening to the audio as opposed to reading the book, although the audiobook narrator was entertaining to listen to.

Picture books I read last week:
Water is Water by Miranda Paul, illustrated by Jason Chin
Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Matt Davies
Meet the Dullards by Sara Pennpacker, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

Currently reading:

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Currently reading with my ears:

Connect the Stars by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague


  1. So many books I have not read - I am excited to look into Night on Fire and Connect the Stars. Salt to the Sea sounds amazing as well. I need to get busy. Thanks for posting.

  2. I'm looking forward to reading Connect The Stars, & loved Salt To The Sea. The awards were wonderful to hear about with a few surprises, right? Have a good week, Beth!

  3. I feel like I'm missing out on Nerdy Birdy. I enjoyed those other two picture books you read.

  4. I can't wait to get my hands on Salt to the Sea. Sepetys is such an interesting writing. Definitely checking out your Nerdy Book Club post as well; what a great theme to write on.

  5. I'm looking forward to Salt to the Sea. I loved her other books.

  6. I loved Water is Water, it's a great introduction to kids on how special water is, and how amazing it is, with all its different forms. And it's pretty to look at, too. :)

  7. Night of Fire sounds like one I would enjoy.
    I can't wait to get to Salt to the Sea, it's coming up in my pile.

  8. I need to get my hands on Night on Fire - it sounds wonderful.

  9. I LOVED your Nerdybookclub post. Thank you for sharing it.

  10. I LOVED your Nerdybookclub post. Thank you for sharing it.

  11. Isn't Water is Wayer just glorious. Salt to the sea is on my list also. Connects the stars and night on fire also looks like great read Salt to the Sea is on my list also. Connect the Stars and Night on Fire also look like great reads.

  12. I received a review copy of NIght On Fire - now I really am intrigued to read it.

  13. So many pretty book covers! I added Night on Fire to my TBR list. Thanks for making me aware of that one. I could read Civil Rights books until the cows came home. :)

  14. I cannot wait to finish Salt to the Sea. Sepetys is just brilliant.
    Night on Fire sounds interesting, but the cover just doesn't connect to the description for me--I'll have to read to get the connection.

    Happy reading this week! :)