Monday, September 9, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? September 9, 2013

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Picture Books

by Aaron Becker
This has to be one of the BEST picture books of the year.  It is a wordless journey of a young girl who is bored because everyone is too busy to spend time with her.  She uses her "magic" marker to draw a door to another world that starts her amazing journey.  The illustrations are simply gorgeous. 

Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great
by Bob Shea
Things are going just fine for Goat until Unicorn arrives. Unicorn can fly, has a cool horn and can make it rain cupcakes.  Soon Goat realizes that he can do things that Unicorn can't and the two become friends. 

Brief Thief 
by Michael Escoffier
Kids will think this book is just HILARIOUS! Lots of "potty humor". It was not my kind of funny, but I can see my class rolling on the floor laughing at this book. 

I am STILL Reading...


and listening to...

What Are YOU Reading Friends?

Please check back on Wednesday for my review of Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills. 


  1. Very nice selection Gigi. I would like to take a look at that Brief Thief. I love a good humor story. Unicorn appeals to the lesson planner in me. It appears to have a good theme. I hope the illustrations are big, bold, and colorful. I am checking into both titles. Journey is on my buy list. There is such value in wordless picture books when they are as well done as Journey is.

  2. Hi there Gigi. I just checked our online library database, and we still don't have a copy of Journey (so sad), but I'm looking forward to reading it soon. I have a special affinity with wordless picture books, so I have a feeling I'd love it. Brief Thief also looks hilarious. Have a great reading week!

  3. The Brief Thief is certainly a title with big kid appeal - my students listened open mouthed when I read it and then instantly asked me to read it again. They then proceeded to choose this title frequently when we had guests in the room and read it aloud to them. What a title! I am a huge fan of Journey. Haven't shared it with my kids yet and can't wait to do so!

  4. Yay for JOURNEY! I think that is going to be one of the Nerdy Book Club books of the year. Last year it was WONDER, IVAN, and THIS IS NOT MY HAT. This year JOURNEY's going on that list. :)

    I completely agree with you about BRIEF THIEF. Totally not my kind of humor.

  5. Very nice selection! I'll have to get these for my daughter.

  6. I just picked up Journey at the library this weekend. I can't wait to read it. I can see my kids rolling on the floor with The Brief Thief. My fifth graders were rolling on the floor when I read the letter from the "naked" crayon (his paper was torn off) in The Days the Crayon Quit.

  7. The reception for Journey has been great and rightfully so! Wordless picture books this year has been incredible!