Monday, February 23, 2015

It's Monday, What Are You Reading-Feb. 23, 2015

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

Be sure to enter my giveaway of a signed hardcover copy of Lynda Mullaly Hunt's Fish in a tree here.

Thanks to a trip to the book store, I was able to read a bunch of picture books. Click on the covers to learn more about them.

Really cute book about counting and sharing. K-2

A book about fate and friendship. K-4

I really love the illustrations in this book about 
the ingredients necessary to make a good book. K-3

Neat story of creativity, persistence and making 
mistakes. Good for K-3.

LOVED this adorable parallel story. Great for any 
child who has ever been afraid of monsters. K-3.

Betty wants to peel her banana by herself. If you have 
spent any time around toddlers, you will totally recognize this scenario. 

I finished....
Thanks to my friend Jason Lewis for lending me this arc. 
Loved it! Good for grades 6+. Review later.

Currently Reading....
Really loving so far!

What Are You Reading Friends? 


  1. Great books, Gigi, & some I still need to find. Maybe I need to get to a book store? How To Bake A Book looks fun. Have a good week!

  2. Thank you for sharing about your giveaway! I would love to have a copy of that book for my 4th grade classroom. I have heard so many wonderful things about Fish in a Tree and I loved One for the Murphys. The picture books look really fun and interesting. Have a great reading week!

  3. Rosie Revere is one of my most favorite picture books! I talk about it too much, probably!

  4. I loved Crossover, too. I wish I had Lost in the Sun, but it hasn't been on any of the E ARC sites. With winter being so bad, I am VERY grateful for Netgalley and Edelweiss!

  5. I'm waiting for Crossover and Lost in the Sun to arrive from the library. All these picture books look wonderful. I want to get How to Bake a Book. It sounds like the perfect thing for serious young writers.

  6. I loved, loved, loved The Crossover and am excited about Graff's new book! I got to see her at Dublin Lit on Sat!

  7. Very excited to read The Crossover and to inform my book club who chose this for one of our monthly meet-ups that it won the Newbery Medal. :)

  8. *Sigh* The Crossover is so good. Props to the Newbery committee for their excellent choice! :D

  9. Still waiting for my copy of Crossover - and for the publishing of Lisa Graff's book. Hard to wait, though, for books others are raving about!

  10. You have some of our favorite titles on your list this week - Lost in the Sun and Crossover are both spectacular. If you have a chance, listen to the audio of Crossover. We love the way the author read this text aloud.

  11. Enjoy The Crossover - such a book! Your picture book titles look adorable. I need to go book store exploring very soon!