Monday, January 8, 2018

It's Monday! What are you reading? 1-8-18

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:

Loving Vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Caseby Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Shadra Strickland

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin
A delightful new book from Brian Selznick that combines the visual beauty of a picture book with the ease and repetition of text of an early reader and the length of a chapter book. Not to mention an adorable gumshoe on the case of stolen jewels, pizza, clown noses, and spaceships.

Love by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Loren Long
This book is everything I hoped it would be. 

Bagel in Love by Natasha Wing, illustrated by Helen Dardik
Clever and cheeky food puns that won't make you groan.

Penguins Don't Wear Sweaters! by Marikka Tamura, illustrated by Daniel Rieley
Don't miss the backmatter that explains the premise of this story and why even the best human intentions can have harmful consequences.

My Pillow Keeps Moving by Laura Gehl, illustrated Christopher Weyant
Delightful and absurd

Still reading this week:

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera


  1. I've got a few of these books to read and My Pillow Keeps Moving and Penguins Don't Wear Sweaters are on my radar. Library hasn't gotten them in yet.... I read LOVE all the way through once. I need some more time with it.

  2. I tried beating Loving VS Virginia and it just didn't work for me. I much preferred the picture book. I loved They Both Die at the End and hope you do too. Love is on my want to read list.

  3. I just featured The Case for Loving for Nonfiction Wednesday last week - I didn't realize there's another longer nonfiction title now - will have to look for it. I gifted They Both Die At The End to my 16 year old girl last Christmas - hopefully she finds the time to read it this year. :)

  4. I have "They Both Die At The End" on my list, will see what you think, too, Beth. Thanks for these books, except for The Case for Loving, most are new to me. The mystery sounds fun and I have Love ordered. Thanks!

  5. I so want to get my hands on Love! Looks really fantastic.