Monday, September 10, 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.

Bear Says ThanksBear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My favorite part is the illustrations but I like the idea behind this one as well. Bear's friends visit and bring things to share.

Goldilocks and the Three DinosaursGoldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I am really surprised to say this ... but I'm not crazy about it. The last couple of pages redeemed quite a lot. But ... well. First M.W. book I didn't LOVE.

A Home for BirdA Home for Bird by Philip C. Stead
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh, how cute. Vernon is awesome with his bottle-cap hat and balloon to get up to a wire.
And he's a good friend to Bird.

The Scary Places Map Book: Seven Terrifying ToursThe Scary Places Map Book: Seven Terrifying Tours by B.G. Hennessy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Look for Kellee's review on Goodreads. She was much more thorough than I would ever be ... and I really liked her classroom connections. As I was going through it I was thinking "How many kids are going to do exactly what I am and just go straight to the pictures and just skim over the text."

Add the structure of some of her ideas and this will be an excellent addition to the late Sept/Oct rotation!

Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and LeaksRegarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks by Kate Klise
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am a sucker for ... let's see if I can spell this correctly ... an epistolary novel.
Dying to Meet You (and the sequels) is/are still my favorite but this is a fun one I didn't even know existed. Will have to track down a copy for our school collection!

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)Wither by Lauren DeStefano
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

OK. When is the next one expected? I must know.

(Though the cover is a little been there, done that. Just sayin'. Don't let it fool you. The inside is better.)

Still Working On
In Pictures and in Words
I See What You Mean
Secret Letters
Everlost (almost done ... would have but I skipped the gym a couple times #NOTGOODFORMYSANITY!)

Coming Up
I have 12.21, Code Name Verity, two Nathan Fludd Beastologist books (LOVE Theodosia but I'm not quite as sold on these ... yet). May Bird, two Martin Bridges, and one Ivy & Bean checked out from the public library.



  1. Karma Wilson is a favorite with my 3yo. We've read every one of the Bear books...and then read them again :)

    Maria @

  2. Oh I love Bear! I haven't seen this Thanksgiving one. I am also curious about the Scary Places Map Book. I'll have to check them out.

  3. I love the collaboration between Kate and M. Sarah Klise - this book, I believe is also part of a series. I have also read (and reviewed) their "Regarding the Sink" - hilarious! :) I love the picture books you featured here, but the Scary Maps one caught my eye the most. Thanks for sharing all these.

  4. I too enjoyed the Stead book, and I'm a big Karma Wilson/Bear fan, so I'm excited to get my hands on that one!