Monday, February 18, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA - 2/18/13

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.

Here are three stand outs from the past couple of weeks:


A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff (Penguin, February 12, 2013) - This book and the characters in this story will stay with you for a long time.  And it will definitely make you hungry for cake.


Seeds, Bees, Butterflies and More!: Poems for Two Voices by Carole Gerber; Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin (Henry Holt & Co., February 5, 2013) - The 5th graders that I am working with LOVED this book of poems.  They enjoyed reading them aloud.


Follow, Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer; Illustrated by Josée Masse (Penguin, February 7, 2013) - This follow up to Singer's Mirror Mirror is just as wonderful.  I can't even imagine trying to write a reverso poem.  My hat is off to Singer for her creating this fantastic book of poems.


As for this week, I think I am going to read Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle (Simon & Schuster, February 5, 2013).  I have heard such great things about this book. 

So, what are you reading?

9 comments:

  1. I liked A Tangle of Knots also, especially the recipes :) Better Nate than Ever looks good. Enjoy your week.

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    1. Gigi - Happy reading! A Tangle of Knots has me thinking about what kind of cake goes with everyone! :-)

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  2. I have Tangle of Knots on my list to read and Better Nate Than Ever on my list to buy. Looks like you had a good week!

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  3. Follow Follow (and Mirror Mirror, for that matter) is kind of jaw dropping. It's so hard to wrap your head around how she could have written one of those poems, much less a whole book!

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    1. Sarah - jaw dropping is a good word for it. Simply amazing.

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  4. I can't believe Singer did it again. I am eager to read this one if it is anything like Mirror Mirror. And so cool to find another book of poems for two voices. Great titles!

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    1. I think Follow Follow was just as good as Mirror Mirror! Hope you enjoy it.

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  5. I am thrilled to see Follow Follow I just finished sharing Mirror Mirror with my class and they were blown away by it. Just beyond clever. So happy to hear that this book lives up to the first!

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  6. I will look forward to reading the seeds, bees, etc book with my toddler. We have just read "I am Stardust" and she is so tuned into nature it is priceless. Where I live, the weather is already spring-like and everything will be blooming in short time. Thanks for a great suggestion!
    -Christy http://crocodilefairytales.blogspot.com/

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