Monday, March 28, 2022

It's Monday! What are you reading? 3-28-22

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:

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
I finished this just in time to discover that Angeline Boulley is coming to my local library next week. The 2022 Printz Award winner is a slow burn of a mystery where the setting of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan reads like a character in the novel. 

Knight Owl by Christopher Denise
Stunning, clever, and cinematic illustrations. Put this one in your Mock Caldecotts.

Chester Van Chime Forgot How to Rhyme by Avery Monsen, illustrated by Abby Hanlon
A fun and clever book that sets teachers and kids up for the perfect read aloud scenario... text that you think is predictable, but the author humorously leaves you tearing your hair out while laughing at the same time that the text cadence does not end in the predicable rhyme.

Currently reading:
Duet by Elise Broach

Currently reading with my ears: 

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  1. I was wondering why the name Elise Broach sounded so familiar, and remembered that I had really liked her novel Masterpiece, with a talking bug and art as the theme. Very curious to see what she does with music and a bird!

  2. How exciting to meet Angeline Boulley. I did love that book. I know I'll smile over Knight Owl, & have noted the others, Beth. Thanks!

  3. I love the illustrations in Knight Owl!