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.
Last Week on the Blog:
Open Veins of Latin America was quite a difficult read. Many of the things that have happened in Latin America read like a dystopian novel. I appreciated seeing this perspective on Latin American history. It answered a lot of questions I had about economics and colonialism.
Homemade Love is a beautiful book of family and of course love. I wish it was still in print. I had to get it through ILL.
Mountain Dog was a nice novel in verse that would be great for dog loving middle grade readers. I read it because it was one of the only Margarita Engle books I hadn't read and I was getting ready to see her this weekend.
Counting Thyme was an ARC and I will review it later, but it was a nicely done middle grade novel about family, friends, and getting through difficult times.
Speak to Me is a school story told in brief poems. Each child in the book shares snippets of their school day. I think it would work as a mentor text for poetry writing.
Healthy Kids was meant to be for my Nonfiction Picture Book post, but my week was too busy. It was made by The Global Fund for Children and shows how children can live healthy lives around the world. The photographs are really well done and show children from many countries.
The Coming Week:
I'm still reading a few books and will hope to finish them. I probably won't read many new books this week because I'll be re-reading some ARCs for reviews. I wish you a wonderful week of reading!