Monday, October 10, 2016

It's Monday! What are you reading? 10-10-16

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:

Guest post: Sam Maggs, author of WonderWomen: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History  
Beethoven's Heroic Symphony by Anna Harwell Celenza, illustrated by JoAnn E. Kitchel

I finished reading with my ears: 

When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin
Lovely story about friendship, family, and grief. Have the tissues handy with this one. 

Picture books that stood out in the pile:    

Dolphin SOS by  Roy and Slavia Miki, illustrated by Julia Flett
A beautiful story about citizens coming together to rescue dolphins trapped in an icy cove. 

The Memory Tree by Britta Teckentrup
A gentle, comforting story about how we remember our loved ones after they're gone. 

Dragon Was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli 
How do you tame the savage beast? That's what the king, the knights, and the villagers are trying to figure out. A hilarious story that will no doubt be a read aloud hit. I may even be able to use it as a mentor text about supporting your thesis (just HOW was dragon so terrible?) :)  

Currently (still) reading:

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Currently reading with my ears:  

The Heir by Kiera Cass


  1. Friendship Followed Me Home sounds very nice. I've seen others praise it, too, Beth. Will look for Dolphin SOS, think I will like it. Thanks for all!

  2. I need to read Friendship, since it was nominated for the Cybils MGF award. Have you nominated books yet? Think of some good ones and see if they have already been nominated!

  3. Loved Dragon Was Terrible. Laughed out loud the entire time.
    Looking forward to Friendship. Will need to get to it when the time is right, I'll have to be ready for the tears.

  4. Just the cover of Dragon Was Terrible makes me laugh. Dolphin SOS sounds fascinating--I definitely think it's one I need for my collection! I don't know anything about American Street but I love that cover!

  5. I am working on building up a girl power text set, and Wonder Women would be a great addition to it. Thank you for sharing it.
    Dragon was Terrible looks fantastic!

    Happy reading this week :)