Monday, September 25, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading? 9-25-17

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 with my ears:

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking

Picture books that stood out in the pile last week:
The Rain Stomper by Addie Boswell, illustrated by Eric Velasquez
A young girl, upset that the parade has been spoiled by pouring rain, decides to march to the beat of the thunder and create her own parade.

Allie's Garden by Sabra Chebby, illustrated by Marla Osborn
Fun rhyming verse and adorable illustrations made of vegetables make this board book perfect for any budding baby foodie. My only criticism is that it didn't seem long enough. The story ended just as it was gaining momentum.  

I Like, I Don't Like by Anna Baccelliere, illustrated by Ale + Ale
 A jarring book that should be read to kids with plenty of discussion and room for questions.  

When Snow Falls by Linda Booth Sweeney, illustrated by Jana Christy

Currently (still) reading with my eyes:

Alexander Hamilton: Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough 

Currently reading with my ears:

Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail by Jonathan Chait
I'm hoping this book will give me some, well, hope. Because we're in some very dark political times right now.  


  1. Your description of I Like, I Don't Like makes me want to go find that one right away. What makes it jarring? (Don't tell me, I will have to read it to find out).

  2. I had to go and read more about I Like, I Don't Like, after reading your comments above. It sounds like an important book that would pair up with I Have The Right to Be a Child.

  3. Thanks for telling us about I Like, I Don't Like. Your comments about the book make us want to read and learn more.

  4. The Rain Stomper looks wonderful. I will definitely have to read I Like, I Don't Like. I hope you find that hope. I too am dismayed at the state of things.

  5. I was just reading an article about the concept of hygge! Now I see you've been reading this book...I think I should check it out! Have a great week!

  6. Sending you hope during these dark times. I like the look of I Like I Don't Like - placed it in my TBR stack in Goodreads.