Monday, January 16, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? 1-16-17

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 reviewed:

Green Pants by Kenneth Kraegel

Picture book that stood out in the pile last week:

I Won a What? by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Robert Neubecker
For anyone who read and loved Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, then you'll enjoy and appreciate this book.

I finished reading with my ears:

Full of Beans by Jennifer L. Holm 
I can't think of anything that has made my reading heart happier in recent months than revisiting Key West with Beans, the Curry family, and the Diaper Gang one more time in this delightful book that brings a level of fun and mischievousness that you don't often find in historical fiction. I love how, despite this book taking place during the Great Depression, it's not a depressing book. And even though it tackles some tough topics, it does so with a lightheartedness and humor that shows how, despite hard times life not only goes on, but can be lived with great gusto. 

Currently Reading:

The Bombs that Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan


  1. Looking forward to your review of The Bombs That Brought Us Together - it sounds so timely :(

  2. Yes, Full of Beans is good! I looked upThe Bombs That Brought Us Together. Looks like a good story. Thanks for the new pic books, too, Beth!

  3. I'm curious about the Bombs That Brought Us Together too. I also have Full of Beans on my radar too. Thanks for sharing!

  4. So glad you enjoyed Full of Beans! There aren't too many books that I could tolerate reading twice in under a month but I loved every moment of my two reads. My college students adore Billy Twitters, so I will definitely look for the Audrey Vernick title.

  5. The Bombs that brought us together looks like a really powerful title - will have to be on the lookout for it. - Myra from GatheringBooks