Monday, April 29, 2019

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 or follow on Twitter at #imwayr.

Recent Reads...

Dandy by Ame Dyckman

Anything by Ame Dyckman is sure to be funny and this book does not disappoint. Daddy spies a dandelion, a weed that must be gotten rid of. Sweetie, on the other hand, has made friends with what she sees as a flower and even named it Charlotte. Daddy tries hard to get rid of the dandelion, but Sweetie always seems to be around, napping, reading, or eating with the flower. Daddy finally gets the perfect opportunity, but by now even he is seeing the plant as more than just a weed. The illustrations are very humorous. This book will have readers laughing, but the relationship between Daddy and Sweetie (and Charlotte) is sweet, too.

The Great Indoors by Julie Falatko

Julie Falatko is another author I love for her humorous stories. In her newest book, the forest animals are taking a vacation inside the house of a family who are away on vacation themselves. With a roof over their heads, the animals relax and engage in many human activities. They have dance parties, eat ice cream and casseroles, and take advantage of the cell phone reception. Although they find some peace, they also realize life in the great indoors is not so simple. This is an amusing read.

Just Like My Brother by Gianna Marino

Two giraffe siblings play a game of hide-and-seek. As the younger giraffe asks other animals if they've seen his brother, he expresses the admirable traits of his bigger brother. The illustrations are fun, clueing in readers to a surprise that's coming for the young giraffe. This is a sweet tribute to big brothers.

Home is a Window by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard

The lyrical text of this book describes the many things that a home is. From a hug to the washing, rinsing, and drying to a book before falling asleep, home is everything that is familiar and warm and cozy. The illustrations also tell the story at the heart of this book by showing a family moving to a new place. This is lovely story that explores the true meaning of home and celebrates the joy of making a new place one's home.

Tree of Dreams by Laura Resau

Coco loves being at her mother's chocolate shop and concocting her own chocolate delicacies. Now that a donut shop has opened up nearby and the chocolate shop has less customers, her mother is likely going to close it up for good. When Coco dreams about an ancient tree in the Amazon rain forest, she thinks she has found a way to save the shop. Coco then gets the opportunity to travel to the rain forest so she can search for the tree of her dreams, but where she ends up learning a lot about the destruction and harm that's taking place there. This book, highlighting the environmental issues surrounding the rain forest, shows the importance of caring for our world and also how it's possible to make a difference. It's also a story of friendship and hope. At the end of the book, the author describes her extensive research of the Amazon and the inspiration for her story.


  1. I just ordered Home Is A Window from the library, sounds so nice. Your others too sound great, Lisa. The Great Indoors is such a fun idea! Thanks!

  2. Thank you for reminding me of Tree of Dreams. I LOVE the artwork on the cover and know this is a very important topic. I'm also looking forward to both Dandy and Home is a Window. Thanks for all your shares, Lisa, and have a wonderful reading week!

  3. I just ordered Just Like My Brother and Home Is a Window from the library. Both look awesome. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.

    1. Looking forward to hearing what you think of both.

  4. I have Home is a Window on hold at the library. Sounds like a good one. I really love both Dandy and The Great Indoors. Perfect for perspective!

    1. You'll love Home is a Window. I love the illustration on the last two pages of the book - it's gorgeous.

  5. Tree of Dreams has now been added to my list. Thanks for letting us know about it. I'm happy that my library has it on order and I am first in line for it!