Monday, January 30, 2017
It's Monday! What are you reading? 1-30-17
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.
I missed posting last week because two weekends ago I attended the Women's March on Washington and didn't get back until late on Sunday. In honor of that historic event, I am giving away a Women's March-inspired prize pack.
I recently read and enjoyed:
P. Zonka Lays an Egg by Julie Paschkis
Beautiful, highly stylized, yet whimsical illustrations. Really enjoyed this book.
Duncan, the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll
Poor Duncan. He loves books so very much, but when he gets excited, he can't help but breathe fire. And well, his books result in a pile of ash. Will Duncan ever be able to finish a book?
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe
I read the newly minted 2017 Caldecott medalist to my 1st-3rd grade students last week and even though many of them didn't completely understand it, the overall tone of their reaction seemed to be one of enjoyment. They were disappointed that the books they chose for our school's mock Caldecott didn't win, but they appreciated the opportunity to have a picture book read to them that they hadn't seen before.
Currently reading with my ears:
Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit
I was hooked on this 2017 Odyssey Award winner from chapter 1.