Monday, September 30, 2019

It's Monday! What are you reading? 9-30-19

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.

Last week I read and enjoyed:

What Is Given from the Heart by Patricia McKissack, illustrated by April Harrison
A beautiful story about a young boy who has lost much but still finds a way to give. I can see this book being in Caldecott contention

Vroom! by Barbara McClintock
Young girls can dream of being race car drivers too.

Field Trip to the Moon by John L. Hare
On a field trip to the moon, one young student gets left behind and makes some new friends. A fantastic wordless picture book.

Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival by Lindsay Moore
Stunning writing and beautiful illustrations

Currently (still) reading:

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Currently reading with my ears:

Akata Witch
by Nnedi Okorafor


  1. Absolutely LOVED What is Given From the Heart. I am hearing about Sea Bear and Vroom -- so those are now on my list! Can't wait to hear about Fountains of Silence - I like that author.

  2. You have some fascinating books here!

    I wanted to give you and everyone who visits your blog a reminder to nominate your favorite children's books and YA books for the Cybils, starting tomorrow, October 1, and running for the next two weeks. Anyone who wishes to do so can nominate.

  3. Time to find Sea Bear! More than one person is sharing & praising it! Vroom is a new one to me, also Field Trip to the Moon. Thanks, Beth!

  4. I loved the illustrations in Sea Bear. I just ordered Vroom! and Field Trip to the Moon from my library. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

  5. I am still in total awe of The Fountains of Silence. I devoured that book.
    I enjoyed Vroom more than I thought I would.

  6. The Fountains of Silence looks fantastic! And I keep hearing the title Akata Witch, but I'm really not familiar with the series at all. I'll look forward to hearing your thoughts, Beth. Thanks for all the shares!