“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 (2008 days) and The Iza (1253 days). I’m excited to hear what you’ve been reading.
Got this one in at the wire. At the expense of tree-side reading, unfortunately. I’m gonna bust this out quick!
Here’s what I’ve enjoyed during the last week:
I finished two middle grade novels.
- Each Little Bird that Sings, by Deborah Wiles. A nice story about funerals and death. The holiday season helped me notice the carol connection to the names: “O tidings of comfort and joy.” I listened to the audiobook.
I read nine new picture books. Here are my favorite three:
- Little Red Writing, by Joan Holub and Melissa Sweet. So fun. A little tricky for large group read aloud.
- Mr. Wuffles, by David Wiesner. The Corbchops and I had fun guessing what the aliens were saying.
- The Bear’s Song, by Benjamin Chaud. It’s French.
I don’t read enough poetry, but I read one short collection last week.
- It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing! Winter Poems, by Jack Prelutsky. I liked them.
I read three informational books.
- The Tree Lady, by H. Joseph Hopkins and Jill McElmurry. Nonfiction picture books are the perfect way to learn about something you had no knowledge of.
- Frog Song, by Brenda Z. Guiberson and Gennady Spirin. The craziest frogs were the one that had froglets break through its back skin and the one who stored the tadpoles in its throat sac for seven weeks and then just let them hop out of its mouth. What.
- The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees, by Sandra Markle. Another good scientific mystery by the author of The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs.
Right now When I finish this blog post, I’m reading:
Wake Up Missing, by Kate Messner
What are you reading?