Monday, October 8, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a community of bloggers who link up to share what they are reading. To find out what other bloggers are reading, check out the host blogs: Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers. You can also follow on Twitter at #imwayr.


Recent Reads...


I Lost My Tooth! (Unlimited Squirrels) by Mo Willems

Zoom Squirrel loses a tooth and the other squirrels are going to make him feel better by finding it. They are even more distraught and determined when they find out that it's a baby (tooth). Told through dialogue, this is a silly and humorous story, which Elephant & Piggie fans will be love. The back matter which includes some tooth-related facts and jokes will also amuse readers.


Potato Pants! by Laurie Keller

This is a book with kid appeal, for sure! It's not just funny, but also has a message about forgiveness. There's lots of speech bubbles throughout that add to the humor and the potato illustrations are adorable. My students loved Rot, the Cutest in the World which features a mutant potato, so I have a feeling they'll love the potato at the center of this story, as well.


Skylark and Wallcreeper by Anne O'Brien Carelli

This book tells two stories, one taking place in 2012 and the other in 1944. Lily is helping her grandmother, Collette, because the nursing home she lives in is being evacuated due to flooding during Hurricane Sandy. During the evacuation, Collette asks Lily to take care of a pen that she has had hidden among her belongings. The alternating story tells about Collette, who as a young girl delivered messages to aid the efforts of the French Resistance during World War II. As Lily loses Collette's pen and goes on a search to get it back, she learns the story of her courageous grandmother. Both stories within the book are intriguing and adventurous. This book gives insight into two different time periods within history while also highlighting two wonderful characters who display determination and selflessness. Thanks to the author for providing my book review group, #BookExcursion, with an advance reader's copy of the book.

14 comments:

  1. Another series by Mo Willems? - What could be better than that! Can't wait to read it.

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    1. I know, right?! I have students who have read the Elephant & Piggie books over and over and over again. I'll be glad to hand them something else!

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  2. I think all of these are going on my list, Lisa. The granddaughters will love hearing about a new Mo Willems book and I smiled at your description of Potato Pants. Skylark and Wallcreeper sounds good, too. Thank you!

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    1. The squirrels in the Mo Willems book are pretty funny. I think your granddaughters will enjoy it!

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  3. Ooooh, Skylark and Wallcreeper sounds wonderful! I'm going to add that one to my list and hope we get a copy very soon. Thank you for all the shares, Lisa! They all look GREAT!

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    1. It's a quick read because it's one of those books that you just want to find out what happens next.

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  4. These three picture books look awesome! I definitely need to check them out! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

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  5. I will probably add all of these but the picture books are really getting my attention. Mo Willems is an immediate choice for our readers and my classes in the library have also enjoyed Rot, and also We are Growing, so Potato Pants should be a hit. Thanks for the post!

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading Potato Pants this week. It's going to be a hit, for sure!

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  6. I just picked up Potato Pants from the library and can't wait to read it!

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    1. It's a fun read. I can't wait to read it to students and hear their giggles!

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  7. Potato Pants was so funny!!! I read it at ALA Annual and LOLed embarrassingly in the exhibit hall :)
    I think Trent will love the Tooth book--Mo Willems is a definite favorite.

    Happy reading this week :)

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  8. Definitely will need to purchase the newest Mo Willems! I have to sign up for my turn with Skylark and Wallcreeper. Love novels with multiple points of view! Have a great week Lisa!

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  9. The Skylark and Wallcreeper caught my eye - now I know what to find next in our library. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great reading week!

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