Monday, December 29, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? December 29, 2014

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

So happy to have more time to read this vacation! 

Picture Books
by Madelyn Rosenberg
Illustrated by Heather Ross
Really cute for ages 4-8. Review to come.

by Kathi Appelt
Illustrated by Jill McElmurry
Nice take on a book about blended families for ages 5-9. 
Review to come.

by Jude Isabella
This book shows how one donation can change the lives of many people. Review on Wednesday.

Middle Grade
by Kate Messner
Loved this quick historical fiction chapter book. 

by Nancy J. Cavannaugh
I enjoyed this one as much as This Journal Belongs to Ratchet
For grades 5-8. 

by Ann M. Martin
I LOVED this book! Definitely a favorite of the year!
Grades 4-8.

Currently Reading
by Lisa Graff

What Are YOU Reading Friends? 


  1. I cannot choose between Rain Reign & Absolutely Almost-both so good. I put The Red Bicycle on my list, Gigi. It sounds good, & must get to Ranger In Time, love dog stories, too. Have a great week!

  2. Ranger in Time looks so good, and Kate Messner never disappoints! I never did read This Journal Belongs to Ratchet. Now I have 2 Nancy Cavannaugh books to catch up on! Enjoy Absolutely ALmost!

  3. I just got Rain Reign in the mail yesterday and can't wait to read it. I'm hearing such good things about it. I think I'll need a few more weeks of winter break to finish up all the books I want to read. :) Have a great rest of your week & happy new year!

    Sweet Writing

    Mrs. Laffin's

  4. Great books! Smiling to think of you reading Absolutely Almost - I so loved that book...and Albie.

  5. I have The Red Bicycle right now too!
    Loved Rain Reign. Rose just went straight to my heart. So did Albie, though! I think you'll fall in love with him too!
    I have Ranger to read over break, hoping to get to it by the end of the week.
    Happy Reading this week :)

  6. I just bought This Journal Belongs to Ratchet--can't wait to get to it. I've read Absolutely Almost twice this year. Liked but didn't love first time, but then I read it aloud to my son and really loved it. It works extremely well as a read-aloud. Rain Reign is going on my #mustreadin2015 for sure.

  7. Great list of books this week! Thank you for sharing them. I really enjoyed The Red Bicycle.

  8. The Red Bicycle reminded me a bit of Colin Thompson's BICYCLE. Have you read that one yet?

  9. The Red Bicycle sounds like a fabulous picture book for a social responsibility bin. It will be interesting to see what you think of Absolutely Almost. I wanted to like it, but it just didn't work for me.

  10. I have been seeing things about The Red Bicycle. I'm going to have to get that one! How to Behave at a Tea Party was so cute.

  11. I just finished reading The Name of this Book Is Secret. I enjoyed it and might possibly read the rest of the series. I will have to look into the books you posted about!

  12. These all look wonderful, and I haven't read any of them! The list grows ever longer! Thanks for sharing, Gigi, and Happy New Year!