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 loved:
Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel by Jennifer L. Holm and Savanna Ganucheau
Revisiting a beloved favorite children’s book in graphic novel form was an absolute joy. I loved getting to return to Key West with Turtle and the Diaper Gang. My only criticism is that the original novel is so beloved to me, that the quick nature of reading a graphic novel doesn't allow you to savor the story as much as you can when you read a prose novel. But, getting to actually visuals definitely gives the reading experience something new and different. There are benefits of both reading experiences.
Over the Shop by Jon Arno Lawson, illustrated by Qin Leng
|This unexpectedly magical wordless picture book will require more than one read-through once you realize just how wonderful the story truly is at the very end. Don’t miss this one.|
Currently reading with my ears:
Pride by Ibi Zoboi