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


  1. I will check back on your "Return" giveaway. The books looks intriguing. I LOVE books like The Forgetful Knight. I must get a copy of that one! Thanks for sharing your list.

  2. I will keep my eyes peeled for the new Becker!

  3. I have "Return" too, Beth, so wonderful! Will look for that new one by Jane Yolen. It looks sweet. And the MacLachlan book is a new one to me, although published a few years ago. Thanks!

  4. What lovely picture books. I haven't even see the first two in Aaron Becker's trilogy!

  5. On Bird Hill is awesome (I have it on my post today, too!), so I went ahead and entered your giveaway (keeping my fingers crossed!). I loved Journey and Quest by Aaron Becker, so I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on Return. I've had And Away We Go! on my To Read list for a while, but still haven't gotten to it, yet. And I've added Lala Salama (looks beautiful) and The Forgetful Knight (looks really funny). Hope you have an awesome reading week!

  6. I can't wait for Return. I'm a Hamilton fan also but then again who isn't?

  7. The picture books look beautiful. Enjoy your Hamilton-mania

  8. I just showed the trailer of Return to my class. CAN"T wait for this one!!!!!

  9. I love the Hamilton craze, and I particularly love how you have fallen head over heels for it. I am sure that I will be reaching this craze, but I want to get tickets first. It's a dream, but perhaps it will become a reality!