Monday, August 19, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? #5

It's Monday! What are you reading? is the original weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  It's Monday! What are you reading? - from Picture Books to YA is a kidlit focused meme just like the original and is hosted weekly by Teach Mentor Texts.  The purpose is the same: to recap what you have read and/or reviewed and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week.

Last week, I read the following books:

1- The Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnavas - a lovely picture books from Australia about a family that loves to read.

2- Nasreddine retold by Odile Weulersse - a charming old, oft retold folktale from the Middle East with a  moral that still resonates today.

I read but have not yet reviewed the following picture books: 

1- Hey, Charleston! The True Story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Colin Bootman.  The true story of a group of orphans and the man who helped them become a world famous band.  

2- That is NOT a Good Idea! by Mo Willems.  A very subtle "stranger danger" story about listening to your instincts or here, to your inner gosling.  

3- Stick by Andy Pritchett.  A dog with a stick needs someone to play with otherwise a stick is no fun!

4- See What a Seal Can Do by Chris Butterworth, illustrated by Kate Nelms.  I was taken in by the cute seal on the cover, but this is a nice informative book that tells us all about seal life - underwater.

I read but have not reviewed the following novels:

1- Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabensten - A fun book for kids who like to play game, technology, books and libraries or for kids who just like to read.

2- After Iris by Natasha Farrant.  Told from the point of view of Blue, 12, about a family trying to get on in their own dysfunctional ways after the death of Blue's twin sister.

3- The Saturday Boy by David Fleming.  With his father off fighting in Afghanistan, Derek, 11, must learn to navigate life's pitfalls, including a two-faced school bully, by himself.

On this week's TBR pile:

1- Prophecy by Ellen Oh
2- One Crow Alone by S.D. Crockett (prequel to After the Snow)
3- P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams-Garcia, continuing the story of Delphine and her sisters from One Crazy Summer.
4- The Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves, a sequel to InterWorld, this science fiction novel continues the story of Joey Harker.

What are you reading this week?


  1. I can't wait to read Mr. Lemoncello. I keep hearing great things. Hopefully I will get to it this week! Have a great reading week.

  2. What a great list! Loved Mr. Lemoncello too! The perfect summer chapter book, yes?! Very Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-ish.

  3. Loved Mr. Lemoncello, too. The Saturday Boy looks interesting. Thank you for sharing!


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