Thanks to Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts for hosting the meme “It’s Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA”. Check out Jen and Kellee’s site to join in, or see the links of other readers to find out where their reading adventures have taken them.
I’m not even a teacher, but this time of year has been super crazy at our house with its whirl of end-of-school year activities, house guests, and a wicked virus that rolled through. As a result, it’s been several weeks since my last post, but thankfully, I’ve still had lots of time to read!
Click on the cover images for the synopsis of each book.
Some picture books highlights:
Affirmative. This is one fun book! A boy befriends a robot, who suddenly malfunctions and the boy helps it feel better. The robot in turn gets his chance to help the boy feel better as only a robot could. Cute illustrations and fun text will have preschoolers on up screaming for a re-read. (2012/Knopf)
Yes, there are a lot of “kids want a pet” books out there, but this one is a standout. Recommend for kindergarten and up. (2011/Roaring Brook Press)
Oh, I just adored this pair of books! It is really a simple format of each page illustrating a different quiet or loud situation, but many of them are sweet or funny. Great for preschool and up. (2010 and 2011/Houghton Mifflin)
My favorite Quiet moment: Think of a good reason you were drawing on the wall quiet.
My favorite Loud moment: Burp during quiet time loud.
Other picture books I read and liked:
Other completed books:
For older teens and adults. I really enjoyed this book and whizzed through its 500-pages in pretty quick fashion, which is unusual for me.
Ongoing Reading Adventures:
Continuing these books:
A young-adult favorite on Twitter at the moment. I’m excited it finally came in at my library, and I’ve gobbled up the first 100 pages in a heart beat.
Next in line:
Middle-grade chapter book. This was on my currently-reading pile and I was a couple of chapters in before my youngest grabbed it from me.
For my Newbery Challenge, 1932 Medal winner.
What are you reading? Have a great reading week!