Monday, August 20, 2012

What Are You Reading Monday

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now… who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

Our Kid Lit to YA version is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts.
GREAT IDEA! Check out all of the What Are You Reading? participants for title ideas.

Boy and BotBoy and Bot by Ame Dyckman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Quirky fun. LOVE the illustrations. Love the friendship.
Would have to work on my robot voice to read it out loud. "Affirmative."
Can see this as a Pixar short.

Dragons Love TacosDragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A definite one we'll need for the school collection, though I don't necessarily see myself using it in a "storytime" or lesson.
Maybe, though. Come close to Fiesta and cinco de mayo I might change my mind. It's just silly fun.

Finished all of the currently released Lunch Ladies! Posted quick reviews of them here.
Another Babymouse (Burns Rubber)

GemGem by Holly Hobbie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

EEEEEW! Toads eat their own skin? That is gross. (Fact courtesy of the last page.) But this is a LOVELY book. The illustrations are so lifelike. The toad's eyes show what he is thinking. ;]

The opening and closing letters are the only words in the book (besides those closing facts). They are all that was needed. I'm so glad other people can make picture books like this. I can't!

Petal's Problems (Sisters Eight, #6)Petal's Problems by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I can't help it. Even though sometimes Petal's little idiosyncrasies are REALLY annoying and a few of the sisters are constantly snipping at each other ... I still like these books! Surprising little lines along the way make me laugh.

Rebecca's Rashness (Sisters Eight, #7)Rebecca's Rashness by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

On Deck ...
Babymouse for President (it's the most current one so then I'll have read all of them ... recap later this week!)
Squish #3 (name escapes me at the moment but I know I have it ;])
Hollow City (it's weird so far ... the main character is mentally ill so it's taking me a while to get through it)
Blood Lines (love me a good James Rollins thriller when I'm tired from returning to the world of the working joe ... it's more fun when the kids are there, this week is just boring meetings)

And if you like ...
I know the rebel pilot should not have a light saber. Or am I the only nerd who knows that? But that's how the clip art came. If someone has a better way to tweak his saying that would be awesome. I just went with a direct quote. ;]
And they are not all the same width when you start printing and cutting. The light sabers made some of them wider than others.



  1. Haha..."Aren't you a little short for that chapter book?" I love it! :)

  2. Isn't Boy + Bot a sweet story? I hadn't thought of it as a Pixar short, but you're absolutely right!


  3. Love the bookmarks!!!
    I've wanted to read Boy and Bot for a while and every time I read about it, I want to read it more.
    I just got the first two Sisters 8 books and I already have a student who wants to read them- I hope they like them.

    Happy reading this week! :)

  4. Love the bookmarks, I think the rebel pilot could be Luke, as in Empire Strikes Back, so it would be okay for him to have a light saber. Either way the students in my library will LOVE these!