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 what other’s are reading through their posted links.
Ah . . . just rolling off of a weekend of camping that involved some waits at the ferry line or on the boat, so lots of great reading time recently! Check out some of my highlights from the last week below!
Book-A-Day Challenge: 72 books
Read to date: 30 books
Click on the cover images for the synopsis of each book.
This is a wonderful picture book with limited text and delightful illustrations. A lovely, powerful message about looking for the little moments in life to celebrate, which is probably best appreciated by older kids and adults. Interest level grade 4-up. (2012/Enchanted Lion Books)
This one will certainly remind you of Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Clever ending had me quickly going back to re-read for some clues. Interest level K-3. (2012/Dial Books)
Check out my review posted last week for this fun interactive board book. Great lift, pull, spin fun for toddlers and preschoolers. (2012/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
A sweet biography on Julia Child’s cat. Just enough details about Julia, while maintaining a kid-friendly focus on the cat. Interest level: Grade 2-4. (2012/Abrams)
Kids will be pouring over the images and facts in this one. Good for second grade and up. (2011/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Yes, she’s a girl, but Zita will be admired by girls and boys a like. She is brave and smart, and a nemesis to the alien bad guys. Interest level: 3rd-7th grade. (2011/First Second)
Middle Grade Novel
A re-read. Still one of my most favorite books of all time. It is a special book that stands up so well after sixty years. (1952/HarperCollins)
A story told partly from a doll’s point-of-view as she crosses paths with some very different girls in the 1920s and 1930s. I must admit it took me a bit to get into this, probably because I didn’t connect with the first very bratty child very well, but I really liked the story of the last few girls. I’m curious to hear what other readers thought. (2011/Delacourte)
Ongoing Reading Adventures:
Twitter friend, and fellow reader Linda B. suggested I read this biography on E.B. White. Loving it so far.
Next in line . . .
Young adult. It will be my fist John Green.
1933 Newbery. Trying to get excited to read this one . . .
What are you reading? Have a great reading week!