Monday, March 9, 2015

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 shelf. Images via Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

The Past Week: 

I reviewed Black Dove, White Raven at Rich in Color. It was another well done historical fiction book by Elizabeth Wein. It took a bit of effort at the beginning, but overall I enjoyed it. 

A Fine Dessert was one that really impressed me. I know that in our social studies curriculum there is an emphasis on change over time and this would be a perfect book for showing that concept at the lower grades. It shows how a dessert has been prepared over hundreds of years and how that has changed by degrees. I loved the book and am excited for berry season to arrive so I can use the recipe. 

Lend a Hand is a wonderful poetry collection showing a variety of ways to be helpful to others. 

Water Rolls Water Rises is beautiful and I really enjoyed seeing water in many forms and in many places around the world. 

This Day in June does a fantastic job of showing what a Pride celebration may be like. The best part is the information in the back that explains things in more detail (since the text is simple) and gives pointers on how parents can share about the topics.

Go, Shapes, Go! is a great concept book about shapes that is done via collage. The shapes are moved many times and would likely inspire readers to make their own collages.

I also enjoyed most of the other books, but I'm running out of steam and need to get to sleep so if you want to know more about them, head to my Goodreads shelf.

The Coming Week: 
I'm still listening to The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich. I have made some more progress in The Elements of Style. I started Invent to Learn in response to the Maker Space session I went to this week. I'm hoping to get to Matt de la Peña's book The Hunted and possibly Gregorio's None of the Above. Have a wonderful week!


  1. Mister Bud Wears the Cone makes me laugh so hard. I am looking forward to the new Elizabeth Wein!

  2. I'm looking forward to A Fine Dessert. I am hearing such great things about it.

  3. I loved A Fine Dessert. I thought it was so well done (and not overcooked, haha). I have Black Raven, White Dove in my spring break pile. Looking forward to some extra reading time!