Sunday, December 21, 2014

It's Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday! What are you reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. Jen Vincent over at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye from Unleashing Readers decided to put a children's and YA spin on it and they invite anyone with an interest to join in. You can participate by creating your post then visit one of their sites to add your site. Finally, visit at least three participant blogs and comment to spread the love.

If you want to know more about what I am reading, visit me at my Goodreads shelfImages via Goodreads unless otherwise noted. 

The Past Week: 

I had so many wonderful reading experiences over the past week! How Far Do You Love Me? was probably my favorite picture book, but there were so many that were good. Flashlight employed very clever illustrations. The Farmer and the Clown was beautiful as was The Iridescence of Birds

As for the chapter books, Greenglass House was a page turner for me. I dropped right into that house and didn't want to leave. It helped that it happens the week of Christmas and I read it next to our tree. The No. 1 Car Spotter had me in stitches. It is so fun. I will have to be purchasing that one. Here's a bit from the book: 

Finally, I also finished Dreaming in Indian. 

I'll be reviewing it over at Rich in Color in early January, but let me just say that it is amazing. Here is the trailer and then another video with the editors talking about the book. 

The Coming Week: 
I'm still listening to The Joy Luck Club & Blue Shoe, but I will be reading many others this week. I have one more day of teaching and then I will be starting winter break #bookaday. Donalayn Miller explained it last year on her blog. I have a whole pile of books waiting to be read. Here are a few of them:

Have a wonderful week of reading!


  1. Looks like lots of good reading! I hope to add Blue Lily, Lily Blue to my stack sometime this week!

  2. You did get a lot of reading done. Some I've also read and enjoyed. I just got Dreaming in Indian and can't wait to read it. I am curious to read Greenglass House and hope the library has it. Thanks for sharing your reading week.

  3. We have The Greenglass House at school. Guess I'd better bring it home! Thanks also for the No. 1 Car Spotter-new to me & sounds fun. I agree, Flashlight, The Farmer & The Clown & The Iridescence of Birds are all terrific. Thanks, Crystal!

  4. I love seeing everyone's stacks! You have some good ones in yours!
    I enjoyed reading your review of The Greenglass House. I have it, and it looks like this may be a great time to read it!

  5. I am also going to be reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue this week. I have loved many of these picture books as well. So many beautiful picture books this year. Wow. Enjoy Rain Reign. I really loved this title.

  6. I can't wait to read The Greenglass House, but a student took it home over the holidays. ;-) You had some great books featured this week!!

  7. So many wonderful books! The Greenglass House looks wonderful - I know I have a copy of it somewhere in my TBR pile - can't wait to get to this over winter break!

  8. Wow, great collection! Dreaming in Indian sounds fascinating, and I look forward to reading your full review.

  9. I'm assigning Dreaming in Indian in my YA Lit class next semester--I was able to peek at it at NCTE. My copy should be arriving today! Really want to read No 1 Car Spotter--think I'll have to order that one and try to read aloud with one of my kids.

  10. I only know Elizabeth of your PBs--I will have to go look the rest of them up. Thank you for sharing!

    Happy holidays, and happy reading this week! :)

  11. Dreaming in Indian is on my Christmas wish list! I just bookmarked this page, so I can watch the video after I read it. :) Thank you for sharing the videos. I can't wait to come back here after I read it. I don't like to watch trailers before the books. It ruins the surprise for me, but I love to watch them afterwards.