Sunday, January 26, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading-January 27, 2014

Please visit the amazing blogs: Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers who host this terrific meme each week.

The fun part of reading Monday posts is that you get great book recs.  Almost every book on my list came from a blogging buddy. Thanks for sharing friends. 
Here are the books I read or finished last week

Picture Books
by Emily Kate Moon
A-DOR-A-BLE book about a little girl who lives a 
wonderfully simple life with her grandfather. 

by Pat Zietlow Miller
Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf
Sophie finds a squash, draws a face on it and keeps it like a baby doll. People tell her that the squash will rot. She doesn't believe them until the squash gets buried just before winter.
 Great book for plant life cycles also. 

by Nicholas Oldland
These animals are friends, but they just can't agree and work together on their canoe trip.  
This book would be good to share with young kids to discuss   teamwork.

Picture Books-Nonfiction
by Jeanette Winter
I enjoyed reading this simple biography of Jane Goodall.  
It would especially appeal to younger readers 
with simple text and lots of pictures. 

The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--and Most Surprising--Animals on Earth
by Steve Jenkins
I can't believe I had avoided reading this book because I thought it would be boring.  I will be sharing more about it on Wednesday. 

Professional Book
by Ruth Ayres and Chris Overman
I really needed to read this book. I needed a reminder about the importance of celebration. I would highly recommend this book!

Currently Reading
by Jennifer Neilsen

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  1. Thanks for sharing! You've got some great titles. Up The Creek looks so cute! I'm counting the days until I can get my copy of The Shadow Throne!

    1. Stacey, Do you use Bloggers can get access to tons of digital ARC's. The Shadow Throne is on there. It is a great resource.

  2. I did buy The Watcher for my library, in the hope that children will read a biography if it's shorter. I did enjoy The Shadow Throne and am glad that it's just a Trilogy.

  3. I need to get my hands on a copy of Celebrating Writers. I am so inspired by Ruth's blog...I am sure her book is even more inspiring. Have a great reading week!

  4. I am with you on The Animal Book - I only checked it out because of all the raves I heard about it. Turned out they were right :) Went out and purchased the book, it was a must-have!!! Enjoy :)

  5. I broke down and bought The Animal Book today. My libraries clearly aren't going to get it anytime soon. Glad to know it's a must-have! I really want to read Sophie's Squash. Keep seeing it in Monday reading posts and everyone seems to love it.

  6. I've heard so much about The Animal Book, can't wait for my reserve copy from the library.

  7. Ha! I felt the same way about THE ANIMAL BOOK. In fact, I almost think it WOULD be boring if the illustrations were photographs instead of Jenkins's amazing papercut illustrations. His talent just puts me in awe.

  8. Great reads this week! I'll definitely be on the lookout for Joone, Up the Creek, and The Watcher! Thanks for sharing! =)

  9. Have seem some of these, Gigi, but love the look of Up The Creek-It looks terrific. Hope you're enjoying the Jennifer Neilsen, looking forward to that one!

  10. I am reading The Animal Book a few pages a day to my children. So much there! Loved Sophie's Squash as well - just read it recently! I can't wait to read The Shadow Throne to my children. We listed to False Prince on audio and then I read The Runaway King aloud. It's a family love affair with this trilogy!