Sunday, January 5, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? January 6, 2014

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

Check out last week's posts

Here is what I was able to read this week. 

Picture Books-Nonfiction
by Teresa Anne Power and Kathleen Rietz
Illustrated by Brookes Nohlgren

Really liked this book of yoga poetry and poses. 
Will review on Wed. 

Middle Grade
by Karen Foxlee
I LOVED this book and kids will love it too. 
Read my review here

by Charise Mercile Harper
Middle graders will enjoy this book.  It is a bit silly and uses the word underwear quite often. I liked the developing, unlikely friendship between Morgan and Lewis. The illustrations reminded me of Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets My Life as a Book. 

Not really sure what's up next right now. 

What Are You Reading Friends?

Coming up this week.....
Tues.    Slice of Life
Wed.    Nonfiction Wednesday
Thurs.  Rethinking It Thursday
Fri.       Book Blast Giveaway
Sat.      Celebrating This Week


  1. I really liked the Yoga book and so did my PE teacher. I'm going to have to look for Alien Encounter, it looks funny. I love how you posted about what your posts are going to be for the week. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love the idea of the yoga book, Gigi. There are always kids interested in yoga at school! And I keep hearing about Ophelia… - glad to hear you think it's good! Thanks!

  3. I am sure I have little readers who would enjoy Alien Encounter This is an author well liked in my room. Ophelia looks fantastic Can't wait to read it! Happy Monday!

  4. Ophelia looks fabulous, and I totally have readers in mind for Alien Encounter (one right here in my own home!). Thanks for sharing!

  5. I just couldn't get into OPHELIA AND THE MARVELOUS BOY. I think it's one of those books that I'm going to have to wait and listen to the audio. I tend to do fantasy on audio because it's already a handicap of mine. I need an adept narrator to pull me into the story.

  6. The cover of Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy is awesome-it just makes me want to read it! But not quite 2014s yet ;) I have never heard of the Alien Encounter series, but I'm going to be checking it out for my classroom!

  7. Yes I'm sure you are pretty deep in 2013's about now. Hope that's all going well. I also hope you are feeling well. Very exciting!

  8. Gigi - so enjoying ALL your posts! Not sure how you are able to keep up with writing and responding every day! Many posts about Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy - so I'm now adding it to my #Mustreadin2014 list - which I am just finishing up! Happy reading and writing this week!

    1. Vacation and 3 storm days in a row! Back to work today. Have a great week!

  9. I'm so looking forward to Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy . . . it's on order at the library and I'm one of the first in line. That Yoga book looks great--I will stop back to check out your review!Yippee! Stay warm and safe with all this wintery craziness!


  10. I just finished Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy...loved it! I think I have some students who would love Alien Encounter. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Hello there Gigi, I agree with everyone else's comments: the book cover of Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy looks amazing indeed. I do yoga, so I'd most likely look for the ABC of Yoga for Kids! :) Have a great reading week!