Monday, June 10, 2019

It's Monday! What are you reading? 6-10-19

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 recently reviewed:

Guts by Raina Telgemeier
The Size of the Truth by Andrew Smith 

I also recently read and loved:

Sunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer and Matthew Holm
The way Jennifer and Matthew Holm along with their colorist, Lark Pien, have grounded these Sunny narratives in a time and place is what makes this graphic novel series stand out among others. Not only do the fashions and decor of the 1970s come alive in these books, but everything also manages to feel trendy and fashionable, like you're living in that time with the characters rather than reading it from a distance. 

We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be by Cornelius Minor
This book is so important. It perfectly marries teacher advocacy, teacher research, and social justice while making all those hard topics easily digestible.

The Big Book Adventure by Emily Ford, illustrated Tim Warnes
Two friends go on many adventures through the books they read and then share their adventures by letting them borrow each other's books. I love how the illustration style changes with each new story adventure the friends find themselves in.

I Will Race You Through This Book by Jonathan Fenske
A picture book that young readers will no doubt read over and over again as they work on fluency and confidence.


  1. I'm looking forward to the new Sunny book and We Got This, Beth. My granddaughter is looking forward to Guts! I know I'll enjoy each one. I've read quite a few people praising this new one by Cornelius Minor. Thanks for adding your review!

  2. I am completely intrigued by We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be. It's a new-to-me title and I hope I can hunt down a title. Seems quite important! I'm also adding I Will Race You Through This Book to my list. I have a couple emergent readers who will probably love it! Thanks for the shares, Beth!

  3. Yes, I loved I Will Race You Through This Book - it begs to be read using expression and good phrasing!
    Loved Guts. Looking forward to reading the new Sunny book.

  4. I cannot wait to read Guts and Sunny! I have them both sitting right over there :)
    Trent LOVES I Will Race You...
    I'm looking forward to We Got This!
    Happy reading this week :)

  5. I have added many books to my list from here. I'm looking forward to the graphic novels and Andrew Smith's new book too.

  6. Oh, I've been reading lots of rave reviews about Guts!! I am excited to find it in our library soonest. Have a great reading week!