Monday, July 27, 2015

It's Monday, What Are You reading? July 27, 2015

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Click on the book covers to read more about them.

Picture Books
The Sweetest book for young readers.


Jeff Mack writes an adorable story using only two words!

Middle Grade
I Really loved this story of being true to oneself and finding where you belong. Grades 4-8

Upper Middle Grade/YA

Finished Reading
This is an excellent historical fiction novel set during the American Revolution. It is a bit too graphic for my 4th graders but would be good for grades 5-8. 

Finished Listening
Art, mystery, friendship, family conflict and a bit of historical fiction. Great read for grades 5-8.

Currently Reading
Great so far!

After today's post, I will be taking a bit of a blogcation for a couple of weeks. See you soon and happy reading!


  1. I've been hearing lots of great things about My Pen - it was mentioned a lot during last night's #titletalk Twitter Chat as a good book for opening the year. <a href="”>Mrs. Allen’s Teaching Files</a>

  2. I really enjoyed The War that Saved My Life. I will be looking forward to reading your thoughts about it.

  3. Loved both War That Saved My Life as well as Destiny - great book club selection, too.

  4. That's a good idea, to take a bit of a break. The busy season will be here before we know it!
    Loved all of those picture books!
    I need to read The War That Saved My Life. Mostly to get Jason off my back :) He keeps going on and on about it!
    Glad you had fun with Lynda last week. I loved seeing the pictures!

  5. I have The War that Saved My Life on my TBR pile. Something Extraordinary looks intriguing. I have been meaning to get My Pen, but haven't managed it yet. It looks like you've read some great books lately. Have a wondeful blogcation!

  6. Have a wonderful time "off" Gigi. I will too in a few weeks, headed for the beach. I have The Way To Stay In Destiny and The War That Saved My Life, both must reads! I think My Pen is gorgeous, just as you wrote! And loved the creativity of Look! Both worth having in the classroom.

  7. I definitely need to read The War That Saved My Life soon. The author is from my area and I've read a pitiable few of her novels! I haven't heard of Something Extraordinary before. I really like the art style though! Must try to find that one.

  8. My Pen was a book I had to buy. Can't wait to share it with my new class. Happy blogcation :-)