Monday, February 24, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 2.24.14
 It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is an opportunity for everyone to share their book journeys: where we've been for the week and where we plan to go next. To learn more about It's Monday! What Are You Reading? with a kidlit focus, jump over to Jen Vincent's blog, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee Moye's blog, Unleashing Readers.
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I missed posting and catching up on what everyone was reading last week.  I was sick most of last week - sick enough that I didn't blog much less meet my reading or writing goals for the week. The good news is that I am on the mend - I am so ready for winter and its friend, cold and flu season, to be gone.

Maddie and I did read but since I was not feeling well, I took few book pics. 
Here's where Maddie's book adventures took us:

StuckPlanes Fly!
Warning: Do Not Open This Book!Penguin Cha-Cha

Llama Llama Red PajamaPinkalicious
I've been trying to find the balance of introducing new books to Maddie while honoring her choice - so, you'll see that there's some returning friends in Pinkalicious & Llama Llama. 

Here's where I ventured:

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
I read this book, thanks to #virtualbookclub. LOVED it!!!!

The Birchbark House
This is part of the OBOB Grades 3-5 list. Ok, it made me cry in the end.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Here's where I'm headed this week:

Inside Out & Back Again
Another OBOB Grades 3-5 book. I'm super excited that it's a story told through poem. I think that this may be a mentor text for my own writing.

The Tiger Rising
#audiobook I cannot seem to get enough of Kate DiCamillo

Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits
Still reading as part of the LCSD Reads group on Facebook.

Battle Bunny
#SharpSchu bookclub on 2/26
I'm looking forward to a great week of reading.
What are you reading?


  1. So many great and familiar books here. I remembered crying as I read Inside Out and Back Again a few years back. Such a powerful read. Love Battle Bunny! Have you seen the downloadable pdf file of the original Birthday Bunny - great for young kids to 'vandalize' or recreate in the spirit of Battle Bunny. Yet to read Flora & Ulysses. Have a great reading week!

    1. Hi Myra! Thanks for stopping by again. Thank you for sharing your emotional connection to Inside Out and Back Again. I tend to love crying books so your comment makes me want to dig in more quickly. I have NOT seen the downloadable pdf file for Battle Bunny so I look forward to previewing that.