Monday, June 27, 2016
It's Monday! What are you reading? 6-27-16
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.
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 posted:
On Bird Hill blog tour and giveaway
Last week I finished reading:
Jimi and Me by Jaime Adoff
I didn't love this one, but I think it definitely has teen appeal. And wow was I surprised to discover halfway through the book that the title actually has more than one meaning.
Picture books that stood out to me last week:
Return by Aaron Becker
YAAAASSSS!!! I was so excited when this showed up on my doorstep one afternoon. So grateful to Candlewick press for sending me a copy. I will be posting my full review next week (and there will be a giveaway involved too!)
Lala Salama by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
A beautiful, gentle lullaby from a Tanzanian mother to her baby. Incredibly touching.
And Away We Go! by Migy
A quintessential children's picture book. I love that the illustrations feel both retro and modern at the same time.
The Forgetful Knight by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Fred Blunt
The forgetful narrator has a hard time remembering what happens in the story. It might've had something to do with that shady dragon. The Forgetful Knight is a picture book that does silly rhyming right.
And I'm not reading or listening to anything new at the moment because I'm still tending to my #Hamilaria ;)
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow