Monday, July 11, 2016

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? July 11, 2016

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

Here are some of the books I have read over the last 2 weeks. Click on the book covers to learn more about the books.

Picture Books
Cute story of a unique friendship. Good for grades K-2. 

Reviewed this one last week. Click here to read my review. 

Middle Grade
Really enjoyed this book from the 2016-17 MSBA list. 

This book hit closer to home than I expected. Very powerful without being too focused on the "message". Upper middle grades.

I love Jennifer Nielsen's books and this was an excellent sequel to Mark of the Thief. 

 I have not read many historical fiction set during the Civil War. I really enjoyed this one. For YA readers.

An engaging audio book for YA readers. 

Currently Reading

I am reading this one very slowly because it is jammed packed with great ideas!

I am excited to be participating in my first ever #CyberPD this summer. We are reading DIY Literacy. Click here to read my first reflection. 

What are YOU reading friends?


  1. Rise of the Wolf looks good but I still have to read Mark of the Thief which is currently on my Kindle. Come see my reading week here. Happy reading!

  2. I really want to read Summerlost, Gigi. I'm sure it will be good. And I need to catch up on this new Jennifer Nielsen series. I loved the others. Thanks!

  3. The Big Book of Details looks inspiring, I'm not a teacher but I find a lot of educational PD texts inspiring and very applicable in my work as well.

  4. I will have to check out Like a River...the Big Book is on my desk - the next PD book to read!

  5. I have Seventh Wish in my summer pile, but my summer is going by too quickly! I hope to get to it; however, I am not sure if it'll happen... Maybe I'll make it my first student book club choice :)

    Happy reading this week!

  6. I'm always on the lookout for good Civil War fiction

  7. The Boys who Challenged Hitler is at the top of my list. I am glad to hear it is a great audio. I look forward to this one!

  8. Enjoy Summer Lost - my daughter and I both loved it. Can't wait to read The Seventh Wish.

  9. The BoysWho Challenged Hitler was great! There's a new Freedman title on the White Rose society and one on Dietrich Bonhoeffer- good to be hearing some of the less heard of stories from WWII.