Monday, August 27, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA (37)

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.

I had a very slow reading week with the start of school this past week.  I had a number of late evenings and just did not get any real reading time.  I have also held off on a book so that I can add it to my Wednesday Nonfiction Picture Book post. 

Here are a couple of highlights from the past week:

Raining Cats and Detectives (Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye) by Colleen AF Venable - I checked out the Advanced Reader's Copy of the 5th book in Colleen AF Venable's Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye series.  I haven't read the first books in this series, but now I want to read them.  I think my students will enjoy this early middle grade graphic novel series.

Chuck Close: Face Book by Francoise Mouly - This middle grade nonfiction book focuses on the artist Chuck Close.  Through a series of Questions and Answers, the reader finds out about Close's life and how he creates his art.  Fascinating.

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt - Check out my review of this tomorrow. 

So what are you reading this week?


  1. Loved "One for the Murphys"! I have posted about Allen Say's memoir and Walter Dean Myers' book about writing at "A Teaching Life":

  2. We just got the Chuck Close book at the library. It is definitely interesting but I haven't gotten a chance to really study it yet. I read the first couple Guinea PI(G) books and thoroughly enjoyed them. Awfully cute. STILL haven't read One for the Murphys.

  3. Shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but the cover for One for the Murphy's makes me want to pick it up.

  4. I have One for the Murphys on the way to my house right now :)

  5. One for The Murphy's is fabulous-one of those great stories out this year. I don't know about the Chuck Close book-interesting.

  6. I bought One for the Murphys this summer and I just haven't gotten to it and I really! need to.

    Happy reading this week! :)