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