Monday, April 16, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA (20)

It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Jen & Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts have adapted this to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.

Last week's book adventures:
The first week back from spring break was a busy one and didn't leave me with as much time to read as I would have liked but I did manage to squeeze in a stack of picture books and some novels in verse. 

Favorite Books from the Week:


Back A-B-See by Maria van Lieshout - A fun A, B, C book using familiar road signs.


I Don't Want to Be a Pea! by Ann Bonwill - A book about friendship and compromise that made me laugh out loud.


Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor - A biography on Rachel Carson for younger students.  A good introduction to Carson's life & work.


Squish #3: The Power of the Parasite by Jenni and Matt Holm - Book 3 comes out in May and I had a chance to see an advanced copy.  I love Squish.  Matt and Jenni must have so much fun writing him.


The Wild Book by Margarita Engle - This novel in verse is beautifully written about a young girl in Cuba at the beginning of the 20th century. 


The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf  - This novel in verse looks at the story of the Titanic from the perspective of 20 different passengers (including the Ship's rat).  The endnotes were particularly fascinating. 


Check out my review of Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman.  Also, last week's Nonfiction Wednesday post had some fun mini-reviews of books I read last week. 

So, what are you reading this week?

Last week wasn't bad for the first week back from break.  Not sure what I will be reading this week. 

12 comments:

  1. I'm reading Struck by Jennifer Bosworth. I just finished Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris.

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    1. How is Struck? I have it in my pile to read.

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  2. So many books I want - especially Squish 3 and Backseat A-B-See. So fun!

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    1. Squish 3 was particularly fun. I can just see Matt & Jenni joking about things as they write it.

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  3. The Wild book looks very interesting,

    Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World is something I definitely will read to kids soon.
    For us:
    Mary Poppins and a huge pile of picture books for kiddos,
    Song of Ice and Fire book #3 for me.

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    1. The Wild Book was very interesting. I enjoyed it a lot. Enjoy your bookstack for the week.

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  4. I thought I Don't Want to Be a Pea was so adorable! I hadn't heard of The Wild Book. I like Engel's stuff, I'll have to track it down. You already know what I think of The Watch that Ends the Night :-) Can't wait to get my hands on Boy + Bot. I've heard such sensational things about it!

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    1. I don't Want to be a Pea was adorable and made me laugh out loud. And yes, you must find Boy + Bot. :-)

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  5. Anticipating reading Boy + Bot... LOVE Backseat A-B-See, such a terrific symbol discussion book- my Kindergarten teachers LOVE it.

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    1. I have to show Backseat A-B-See to my kinder teachers. I bet they will love it too.

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  6. I Don't Want to be a Pea! looks so funny! I love the characters already. All of these look great. I have The Watch That Ends the Night on audio...you know Jon Klassen did the cover work?

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    1. I think I knew that Jon did the cover work but thanks for the reminder. You are such a Jon Klassen fan. :-)

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