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.
The Past Week:
Crankenstein was cute. I have felt cranky many a time & have witnessed children with that affliction on many occasions. It is all too relatable.
Carnivores is the story of carnivores of the animal persuasion who are trying to become vegetarian with hilarious results.
My favorite picture book of the week though was Journey. It is a bit reminiscent of Harold and the Purple Crayon. Gorgeous illustrations tell the story without need for words. This will be a fabulous inspiration for creativity and celebrating imagination.
I enjoyed The Boy on the Porch and I reviewed it yesterday on the blog. It was written more from the perspective of the adults who found him rather than the boy.
Strangely enough, Better to Wish was through an adults eyes. The main character was telling about her memories so she shares stories from her childhood, teenage years, and even into adulthood. I think there are some students who will enjoy both of these.
The Coming Week:
I will probably be doing a lot of re-reads as I share some of my favorite picture books with students for the first week of school. I will try to get to E.M. Kokie's Personal Effects. It is on our high school state Battle of the Books list. With it being the first week of school, I don't have high hopes for reading. It will be a busy and tiring week so I may not get a lot of reading accomplished. What will you be reading? Have a wonderful week!