It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kid lit focus. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kid lit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.
Here is what jumped out of the pile in the past few weeks:
Rain by Sam Usher (Templar Publishing, 2016) - A beautiful story of playing in the rain.
Tidy by Emily Gravett (Two Hoots, 2016) - Can you be too tidy? When a badger gets a bit carried away with cleaning the forest.
Willow and the Wedding by Denise Brennan-Nelson; Illustrated by Cyd Moore (Sleeping Bear Press, May 15, 2017) - Willow loves to dance and learns that her favorite uncle used to love dancing. She sets a goal of getting him to dance at his wedding. I felt that this book handled the aspect of a same sex marriage in a sensitive and age appropriate way.
Sea Monkey & Bob by Aaron Reynolds; Illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi - I always enjoy Debbie Ridpath Ohi's illustrations. A fun read aloud with a focus on floating and sinking.
Don't Blink by Tom Booth (Feiwel & Friends, June 2016) - Enjoyed the illustrations in this one and I want to see how young children interact with this story about a staring contest with the characters in the book.
Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, The First Woman Pilot by Matthew Clark Smith; Illustrated by Matt Tavares (Candlewick, March 14, 2017) - Fascinated to learn about Sophie Blanchard and her love for flying.
Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War by Debbie Levy; Illustrated by Gilbert Ford (Disney-Hyperion, February 7, 2017) - Enjoyed this look at the Civil War from the perspective of songs, and in particularly "Home Sweet Home".
Bravo! Poems About Amazing Latinos by Margarita Engle; Illustrated by Rafael Lopez (Henry Holt & Co. - I enjoyed this book of poems celebrating the lives of various Latino men and women.
What I am currently reading...
Language At the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, And What Can Be Done About It by Mark Seidenberg (Basic Civitas Books, January 2017) - Long and dense, but interesting. May end up reading specific chapters rather than the whole book.
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So, what are you reading?