Monday, November 25, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? #6

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 reviewed the following books:

Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber, illustrated by Brian Lovelock  This is a wonderful story about one honey bee named Scout as she leaves the hive to gather nectar to make honey.  There is also a list of things we can do to help prevent bee disappearance and hive collapse. (Picture Book)

Year of the Jungle, Memories from the Home Front by Suzanne Collins, illustrated by James Promois  This is about the year Suzanne Collins's father went to Vietnam and what that time felt like to her 6 year old self.  An excellent book, especially for kids with a parent who is presently deployed. (Picture Book)

After Iris by Natasha Farrant  A funny, sad coming of age, coming to terms book about a quirky dysfunctional family. (Middle Grade)

The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson  Leon Leyson was one of the youngest Jews that Oskar Schindler is credited with saving.  Just before he passed away, Leon write his personal story of surviving.  (Middle Grade)

This week I hope to read and review the following:

Heaven is Paved with Oreos by Catherine Gilbert Murdock  I haven't started this but I am anxious to read it.  I even bought a bag of Candy Cane oreos for the occasion. (YA)

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt  I just finished this actually and I loved it. (Middle Grade)
The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata  I also just finished this and I thought it was a very interesting story and it just won the National Book Award. (Middle Grade)

Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park  This was planned even before we received the news of Barbara Park's untimely death. (Elementary, Read Aloud)

A Medal for Leroy by Michael Morpurgo  This looks like another Morpurgo winner. (Middle Grade)

What are you reading this week?


  1. So many new award-winning book titles - it's that time of the year again! So many books, so little time! I love that Suzanne Collins has written a picturebook. Will definitely check that one out. I also need to read Kadohata's The Thing about Luck soonest. Have a great reading week!

    1. I know, I finished all but one of them now. The Suzanne Collins book is really spot on about what it is like to wait for a parent to come home from war. The Thing About Luck is good, too, but I really loved The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, end the audiobook read by Lyle Lovett is the best.


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