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:
Captain Pug: The Dog Who Sailed the Seas by Laura James, illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans
Patina by Jason Reynolds
Picture books that stood out in the pile:
Please, Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
Fun metafiction picture book that makes kids think about what happens to characters after you close a book.
The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnell
Sometimes the best gift you can get is time with the people you love
Grandad's Island by Benji Davies
A quiet yet joyful story about death and grief of a loved one
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp
Full review coming soon
Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List by Katie Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have read this less than a week after having to say goodbye to my beloved dog, Guenter, but this is a beautiful story that will start to help kids wrap their minds around the idea of their own beloved dogs not being there forever.
The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
I am loving this book so far. It reminds me so much of my favorite Jason Reynolds book, When I Was the Greatest.