Monday, February 10, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 2.10.14

This weekly post comes from Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers.  It's a great source to find new books to use with your students.

Having a 5 day work-week can really cramp the amount of reading you do in a week!  Then throw a 3-day swim meet into the weekend, and it makes it really tough.  I crammed a lot in on Sunday, so I think I came out ok :)  Read some great informational texts, I'll feature those on some upcoming Wednesdays!

Water Hole Waiting
Water Hole Waiting by Jane and Christopher Kurtz
4/5 stars
recommended for kg/1st gr

Eat Like a Bear
Eat Like a Bear by April Pulley Sayre
5/5 stars
recommended for kg/1st gr
Check out the post this coming Wednesday!

What's Your Favorite Animal?
What's Your Favorite Animal? by Eric Carle and friends
5/5 stars
recommended for kg-3rd gr
I actually read this a few weeks ago.  It somehow never made it on here or my Goodreads shelf!  Loved this book.  Can find so many uses for it.  I think the kids will pour over the illustrations and stories.

Still reading....
Yes, everything from last week!
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures     The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp     Eleanor & Park

And as if I didn't have enough to read, this came in for me at the library:
Burn: The Pure Trilogy
The Pure trilogy by Julianna Baggott has been so fun to read.  She has had such a different look on the world-has-come-to-an-end society than other writers.  The first book in the trilogy was ok.  The ending picked up the pace and that is what made me continue the second book.  I loved the second book, so I'm glad I stuck with the series!  Now, it's on to the final book!  The start has a good hook, so my fingers are crossed!

Can't wait to see what you are reading!


  1. The Pure trilogy has been recommended to me a few times. I was initially hesitant about the whole doll hands thing, but maybe I should just be brave and give it a go!
    Have a great week! ~Megan

  2. Even with snow days and delays, I still finding it hard to her reading time in. I still need to get to Flora and Ulysses. Just finished Snicker of Magic - that was excellent. Happy Reading!

  3. If you are still reading novels, these look like pretty amazing ones to be reading! I'm reading Flora & Ulysses aloud right now to my children. Loving it!

  4. Hi there Michele, Water Hole Waiting sounds like a good companion text to Graeme Base's "The Water Hole." Looking forward to reading Flora & Ulysses - definitely a book that my daughter and I would read this 2014.