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It’s Monday, [April 8]! What are you reading?


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 (4.8) and The Iza (2.73). I’m excited to hear what you’ve been reading.

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Ah, vacation. What a pleasant time. I’ve spent it all sorts of ways, and one of them was reading. We visited my parents for a few days, which always helps my reading time. Grandparent time means I can relax on the couch with a book or two.

School starts again today, and it looks like a busy week. I’m excited to hear what my students have been reading.

Here’s what I’ve enjoyed during the last week:

Middle Grade:

I finished three middle grade novels last week.

  • Hold Fast, by Blue Balliett. There aren’t a lot of books about homelessness. This was a fun mystery.
  • A Tangle of Knots, by Lisa Graff. I really wanted to make some cake after reading this book.
  • Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt. A tight group of friends weather some bumps in this historical fiction.

Graphic Novels:

I finished two graphic novels last week. I love graphic novels!

Picture Books:

I read 6 picture books last week. My favorite three were:


On the TMCE Guys Read blog, I reviewed The Water Castle, by Megan Frazer Blakemore.


Right now When I finish this blog post, I’m reading:

King George: What Was His Problem?, by Steve Sheinkin


Energize Research Reading and Writing, by Christopher Lehman


What are you reading?



  1. Nicole says:

    I just added Twerp and William and the Old Spirit to my list. I know you don’t care for the latter, but that always makes me curious! I checked out your review for Water Castle, and loved it! Going to share it now 🙂

  2. I really enjoyed A Tangle of Knots and also wanted cake after reading it. I need to catch up on Balliet’s books. I’ve only read her first two. Hope you enjoy your upcoming books.

    The Monster Report

  3. Nothing by Jon Agee is fun and led to a pretty funny conversation with my two-year-old son. My absolute favorite of his is Milo’s Hat Trick — it gives me goose bumps each time I read it.

    Thank you for the helpful reviews.

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