Monday, October 15, 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.

This is Not My HatThis is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yep. Love this one, too. It's just similar enough to I Want My Hat Back to be funny (and it would be funny w/o that ... I just like the similarities together) and different enough to not be an annoying copycat.
#teambigfish #bowlersarecool #thoughIcannotpullthemoff

Awesome AutumnAwesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love the colorful photographs. And the collection of information about the season.
Only the kids that "study" seasons? The little ones? They couldn't read this. And it skips around too much in topic to really read aloud. :/
Still like it, though. Next time ... maybe separate it into a couple smaller books ? Or do the "5 senses" for all of the seasons. Or "shapes." Or "animals."

HorseplayHorseplay by Karma Wilson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Great candidate for checking out of the library. Not one where I HAVE to own a personal copy.
Funny. A few of the rhymes are just a little forced.

The Hueys in the New SweaterThe Hueys in the New Sweater by Oliver Jeffers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Will definitely watch this series as O.J.'s sense of humor is quirky fun. :)
But it's not my new favorite by him. Not yet, anyway.

Fall Mixed UpFall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka

Once you get the hang of the fact it's all wrong it's quite fun!

Where's My Mummy?Where's My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Like the art best of all. Story's decent but nothing super different or awe-inspiring.
Well. Except for the one little twist at the end. Kids enjoyed that. ;]

Goodnight, Little MonsterGoodnight, Little Monster by Helen Ketteman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fun pics ... love the mirror with the big grin and googly eyeballs. And the eyeball night light.

Captain Disaster (Squish, #4)Captain Disaster by Jennifer L. Holm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Squish. He's a good amoeba at heart. Not perfect but he's trying.

Play as a team. Great advice.

Geronimo Stilton #6: Who Stole the Mona Lisa?Geronimo Stilton #6: Who Stole the Mona Lisa? by Geronimo Stilton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First ever actually read Geronimo Stilton.
I can see the appeal.

Geronimo Stilton #10: Geronimo Stilton Saves the OlympicsGeronimo Stilton #10: Geronimo Stilton Saves the Olympics by Geronimo Stilton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

All the little bits of facts thrown in are fun.

Blood WoundsBlood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Well ... that was super depressing. Why did I think it sounded interesting? :[

In the Middle Of ...

Stink and the Midnight Zombie WalkStink and the Midnight Zombie Walk by Megan McDonald

So far ... it's OK. Never actually read a Judy Moody before this. Not sure I love it?

Article 5 (Article 5, #1)Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Not sure I'll love this one, either. But there is still time!

Show Me a Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children's StorytellingShow Me a Story: 40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children's Storytelling by Emily K. Neuburger

Want to try some of the projects! May have to wait until November break, though. All you people who get a two week fall break. I'm jealous.

In Pictures and in Words: Teaching the Qualities of Good Writing Through Illustration StudyIn Pictures and in Words: Teaching the Qualities of Good Writing Through Illustration Study by Katie Wood Ray

I NEED TO SIT DOWN AND FINISH THIS! I was enjoying it. Just got out of the groove.

PiePie by Sarah Weeks



  1. Lots of great books for you in the done pile and coming up! My 3rd grader gives thumbs up to the Geronimo Stilton and Stink books. And those Mummy and Little Monster books look so cute!

  2. Oh, a Karma Wilson we haven't read! My 3yo might enjoy this, even if it isn't as good as the Bear books (which we've read and read and read and read...)

    Maria @

  3. Your Autumn/Halloween reads are so fun! I had read Fall Mixed Up last year, I think kids would really enjoy this one.

    Also, I just read This is Not My Hat today. Ha! It was just as much fun as the first. Loved the illustration of the seaweed. Makes me want to reread I Want My Hat Back!

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for sharing! It is always a pleasure to get recommendations! SMILES

  5. Okay, SO many people are talking about This Is Not My Hat -- I'm going to have to get it right away! I love reading Where is My Mummy in class -- the kids really do enjoy it. :)