Monday, June 5, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? 6-5-17

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 finished reading:

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner    
The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock 
I absolutely loved both of these books. Highly recommended. 

Picture books that stood out in the pile:

The Journey by Francesca Sanna
A simple yet haunting story with allegorical elements that follow a family on a journey through the ravages of war. The beautiful and colorful illustrations add a new dimension of hope to what is usually a grim, gray and otherwise colorless genre. 

Introducing Teddy by Jessica Walton, illustrated by Dougal MacPherson
The story certainly lives up to its subtitle. It is sweet, gentle, simple and is a wonderful book to use as a conversation starter to kids about what it means to be transgender.

How to Dress a Dragon by  Thelma Lynne Godin, illustrated by Eric Barclay
Dragons do not like shirts but they love underwear and capes. Who knew? 

Charlie and Mouse by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Emily Hughes  
Reminiscent of Bink & Gollie with a little Diaper Gang and Pied Piper thrown in for good measure. Looking forward to reading the next one.


  1. I loved Charlie and Mouse. So sweet!

  2. I loved The Journey and The Serpent King, will look for The Smell of Other People's Houses. Thanks for the other picture books, too.

  3. I picked up the Smell of Other People's Houses but I never got around to reading it. I'll have to try and find it again.

  4. I loved The Journey. It is a such a beautiful book for people of all ages to read. The Serpent King has been on my list for ages. I keep waiting for it to become available as an audiobook, but may have to break down and read it with my eyes.

  5. All three look charming, Beth.

  6. Did you love Serpent King? I haven't read it yet, but I have the audiobook to listen to in the fall.
    Charlie and Mouse is such a great early reader! I love them <3

    Happy reading this week :)

  7. The Smell of Other People's Houses seems really interesting!

  8. The Serpent King and The Journey are both awesome! I need to check out The Smell of Other People's Houses! Have a great week!