Sunday, June 17, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading?

I’m joining Jen & Kellee (and many other bloggers) in discussing what we are reading this week. Join us! Go to their site and link up your own blog.

Such a fun reading week. I wanted to focus on some professional development books that I needed to finish or reread. I got through just a few but will be finishing more over the next few weeks.

Over this past week I read 
19 books. The breakdown is as follows:

12 Picture Books
2 Graphic Novels
2 (almost 3) Professional Development Books
3 Novels

My favorite books were

Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson

Amazing adventure story. Your students who enjoy Hatchet will fall in love with Tom and root for his journey home. There is adventure, archeology, good vs. evil, family dynamics, loss, and more. Highly recommend this one. 

The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O’Connor

I’ve had this one in my classroom for a while and hadn’t read it. I fell in love with the character of Popeye. What a tough life he has had. What interesting characters fill it up.

Finally, as much as I adore Patricia Polacco I had not read In Our Mothers’ House before. After hearing how a school was removing it due to the fact that there is a lesbian couple in the book, I immediately purchased it. What a wonderful story Polacco has given us.

This week I plan on catching up on some #nerdbery reading. Hope to catch back up, I am majorly behind.

And congrats to Hayden for winning the giveaway for Boy + Bot

Happy Reading!


  1. Leepike Ridge looks good. I hadn't heard about the Polacco book. I reviewed The Art of Miss Chew this week, & will look for that one. Good for you for getting it-on my list now, too. We might already have it in our library. Thanks for the info Katherine.

  2. I added Leepike Ridge to my Goodreads TBR after seeing you talk about it with others on twitter this weekend.
    Happy reading this week!!

  3. Jennifer VincentJune 18, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    I didn't know any of these books. I love how much reading you are getting done this summer! It's amazing!

  4. How I love Barbara O'Connor's books! The Art of Miss Chew is on my library book request list, thanks- I will probably buy it for the same reason you did! :)