“It’s Monday! What are you Reading?” is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It is a chance for book lovers to share their reading accomplishments as well as what is on the proverbial nightstand. She even does a giveaway. Subsequently Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts added an opportunity for those reading kidlit to join the fun. Since I read both I will post to both. Check them out, join the conversations, and discover more great books.
Books marked with an '*' I would put in my classroom library.
Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child
This isn't Charlie and Lola! There is still a strong female protagonist, but I was ready for it to end.
Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan*
I enjoyed this book of a young woman's (mostly inward) journey from India to England as a contemporary of Gandhi.
My Lucky Life In And Out of Show Business by Dick Van Dyke (Audio - read by author)
An incredible life. I learned so much about one of America's beloved.
What Do Fish Have To Do With Anything? By Avi
I am usually a big Avi fan. This collection of short stories would do better in a MS class as the subject matter is more mature than anything else of his that I have read.
The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech*
I was pleasantly surprised by this book that weaves two worlds together in a page turning manner.
She Said Yes by Misty Bernall
Columbine was a long time ago. I came across a copy of this book as we were unpacking. The journey these parents went on, even before 'that day', was not a smooth one.
Stealing Magic: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure by Marianne Malone*
These adventures are fun to read. I love the blend of fantasy and historical fiction.
Waiting To Be Heard by Amanda Knox (Audio - read by author)
Riveting! I was fascinated listening to her story. I loved that she did the recording herself and the turn of events is incredible (even knowing the outcome)!