Sunday, August 24, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? August 25, 2014

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

Other than the August 10 for 10 I have not blogged in about a month. Although I LOVE my little blog here, I decided to take some time off to enjoy summer with my kiddos. Now I am ready to start a new school year and feel as rejuvenated as one possibly can. I have read over the last month. While I won't share everything, here are some standouts. Please feel free to click on the book title to visit the book's page on Goodreads. 

Picture Books-Fiction
by Peter Brown
Peter Brown can do no wrong in my eyes. This book is adorable.  Is this teacher really a monster? I plan to read it to my 4th graders within the first few days of school. 

by Bob Barner
The author recalls a time when he followed an ant trail and what he noticed. Great book to spark discussions about close reading. Very simple text with big, bright illustrations. Good for grades K-3. 

by Marty Crump
Illustrations by Steve Jenkins and Edel Rodriguez
Very interesting book about this fascinating frog. 

by Maria T. Lennon
The second in this great series. Visit Wednesday for my review. 

by Tamra Wight
The second in this series. Great for middle grades. Review soon. 

Listened to....
Haunting true story of survival and faith during The Holocaust. 

Professional Book
by Mark Overmeyer
Excellent for anyone just beginning a workshop model or needs help establishing a solid workshop. 

Currently Reading
by Edith Cohn

What Are You Reading Friends?


  1. I loved The Boy On The Wooden Box, a good book to add to our Holocaust collection. Thanks for the picture books, Gigi. Bug Safari looks also like a book that would be good for observing out of doors-love the idea of it.

  2. Just ordered a couple of these titles to give to my son's 6th-grade reading teacher. He has a little classroom library that's semi-well-stocked, and of course I just can't resist pushing books everywhere I can. I was just thrilled to see a classroom library! I was so worried that his room was going to be yet another reading classroom with no books! I love the cover of Spirit's Key. Looking forward to your review.

    1. No books?! It boggles the mind. Lucky they have you to keep them stocked with new titles. Don't you just LOVE sharing books?

  3. I love Peter Brown. My Teacher is a Monster is so cute. I hope you have a great start to your school year.

  4. The Boy on a Wooden Box is a book I have shared and shared.I hope you have a wonderful start to your year

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  6. Hello there Gigi, welcome back! Glad to hear that you've had a restful break. :)
    I've been seeing a lot of My Teacher is a Monster - and I'm thrilled to discover that we have a copy in our library! Will be picking it up next time that we visit this weekend. :)
    Spirit's Key has also been receiving a lot of positive reviews - so will be on the lookout for that one too. :)