Monday, June 6, 2016
It's Monday! What are you reading? 6-6-16
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 finished reading:
As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds
While I didn't connect with this book as much as Reynolds' YA novels, I'm also thrilled to see that the sweet, gentle stories that Reynolds is known for have made their way to the hearts and minds of middle grade readers. It's also one of those books that I have discovered is growing on me in fondness the more that time passes.
I also finished reading with my ears:
Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle
I really enjoyed the audio of this book. Thanks to the summer Audiobook Sync program for all the great free YA listening experiences. I definitely need to read the sequel now!
Picture books that stood out in the pile:
A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Who knew being a killjoy could be so much fun? I love Michael Ian Black's dry, deadpan humor. It definitely makes his picture books stand out.
What Do You Do with a Problem? by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom
Definitely a text I will be using for classroom community building in the future.
Finding Wild by Megan Lloyd Wagner, illustrated by Abigail Halpin
Equally stunning writing and illustrations.
This is Not a Picture Book! by Sergio Ruzzier
A lovely, simple story about the power of words. A book I will undoubtedly be using next year with my students.
If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't! by Elise Parsley
Don't bring a piano to the beach. You'll probably lose it. Absolute delightful absurdity. If you're in a bad mood, read this book. It's sure to put a smile on your face.
The Thank You Book by Mo Willems
The perfect ending to the Elephant and Piggie series, though I'm sad there will be no more books.
Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson
I'm looking forward to being one of the blog tour stops for this book next week.
Currently reading with my ears:
100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith
Another Audiobook Sync selection. I'm really enjoying this one so far.
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