Monday, February 8, 2016
It's Monday! What are you reading? 2-8-16
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.
I finished reading:
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
I have a feeling this will be one of those books that will grow in fondness the more that time passes, but as of right now, I'm feeling kind of "meh" about it. I liked the characters of Raymie, Beverly, and Louisiana, but something in the story felt lacking to me.
Picture books I enjoyed last week:
Mo's Mustache by Ben Clanton
Mo learns that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens
The story and illustrations made this book feel like a book that was published 50 years ago instead of 4 years ago. The retro feel was both joyful and hip.
The Poem that Will Not End by Joan Bransfield Graham, illustrated by Krysten Brooker
A wonderful book that not only explores all kinds of poetic forms, but also tells a story. I'm adding this to my classroom library wishlist!
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Yuyi Morales
An important story, beautifully told and illustrated
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Currently (still) reading with my ears:
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson