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It’s Monday, December 9! What are you reading?


“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 (2001 days) and The Iza (1246 days). I’m excited to hear what you’ve been reading.

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Sorry, I missed you last week. You know how it is. But I did get to read.

Here’s what I’ve enjoyed during the last two weeks:

Middle Grade:

I finished two middle grade novels.

  • P.S. Be Eleven, by Rita Williams-Garcia. A great sequel to One Crazy Summer. I enjoyed the strong connections to time and place.
  • Finally, by Wendy Mass. The Willow Falls books always start really slow for me, but the end up good by the end. I listened to the audiobook.

Picture Books:

I  read five new picture books. Here are my favorite three:

  • I’m a Frog, by Mo Willems. I got this for a Christmas present, but I had to read it early. Because Mo Willems is the king of everything.
  • Rosie’s Magic Horse, by Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake. Just weird fun.
  • Little Santa, by Jon Agee. Such a clever idea.

Graphic Novels:

I read three graphic novels and one comic strip collection. I love graphic novels!

  • Adventure Time, Vol. 1, by Ryan North, Brandon Lamb, and Shelli Paroline. I’ve never seen Adventure Time, but my students like it. The comic was OK.
  • Aphrodite: Goddess of Love, by George O’Connor. I love this series. Olympians dress a little skimpy, though. I don’t mind, but 4th grade boys are…well…you know.
  • Dogs of War, by Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox. A good companion for Kirby Larson’s Duke and Dorothy Hinshaw Patent’s Dogs on Duty.
  • Darth Vader and Son, by Jeffrey Brown. More a comic strip collection. But pretty funny.


I read one informational book.

  • Ben Franklin’s Almanac, by Candace Fleming. I reread this for my Guys Read book club. But then no one showed up. So. Sigh.


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

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees, by Sandra Markle.

And I have 26 books to pick up from the library tonight.


What are you reading?


  1. carriegelson says:

    26 at the library! Sounds wonderful! And yes, Mo Willems is the King – my students would concur!

  2. Myra GB says:

    Wow, that’s hardcore, I have to agree with Carrie! 26 books! I borrow around that number too from our public libraries (we have three cards among us for the entire family, and I use theirs too hahaha), especially now with our double up your reading quota for the holidays. Have a great reading week!

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