Every Most Mondays, I send out a #booksaroundtheroom via Twitter, so my students can share what they’re reading with the world. “It’s Monday! What are you Reading?” is a meme co-hosted by Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts. Just like #booksaroundtheroom, it is a way to share books you’ve been reading, reviewing, and loving during the last week. I read a lot, both on my own and with my two kids, Corbchops (4.76) and The Iza (2.7). I’m excited to hear what you’ve been reading.
I read a lot of books last week! It felt good.
Here’s what I’ve enjoyed during the last week:
I finished just three middle grade novels and one informational book last week.
- Hide and Seek, by Kate Messner. I love everything by Kate Messner, and this jungle adventure mystery sequel to Capture the Flag was no exception.
- Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, by Stephan Pastis. This graphic novel hybrid ranked above Wimpy Kid but below Milo, for me. Also, I do love me some Pearls Before Swine, though it’s more of a grown-up comic strip.
- The Water Castle, by Megan Frazer Blakemore. This sort-of-science-fiction story had a classic feel, and reminded me of the Tucks, Meg, Charles, and Calvin, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe all mashed together. It was very fun.
- Lizards, by Nic Bishop. I particularly enjoyed this book because I loved lizards as a kid. Amazing photography and engaging writing, as we’ve come to expect from Nic Bishop.
I read 25 (!) picture books last week. My favorite three were:
- Stuck, by Oliver Jeffers. It always catches you by surprise when they throw a whale in there (see Hello Hello).
- More, by I.C. Springman and Brian Lies. Beautiful concept book about amounts and relative amounts.
- All the Water in the World, by George Ella Lyon and Katherine Tillotson. I read this to my kids while they were in the bathtub.
Right now When I finish this blog post, I’m reading:
One Came Home, by Amy Timberlake.
What are you reading?