Every Monday, I share books I have recently read. I also participate in It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, 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, or follow on Twitter at #imwayr.
Runaway Signs by Joan Holub and Alison Farrell
School is out for the summer and, led by the two children on a School Crossing sign, the street signs all decide to take their own vacation. They have a fun adventure, but realize the consequences of their actions. Very amusing! Thanks to the publisher for a review copy. The book publishes in June.
When the Storm Comes by Linda Ashman and Taeeun You
Written in verse, this book tells the story of what humans and animals do as bad weather approaches, the storm happens, and after it clears. Even in a storm, the seaside setting of this book is charming and the message about community is sweet. Thanks to the publisher for a review copy.
Starting from Seneca Falls by Karen Schwabach
This historical novel, set in the 19th century, will give readers an introduction to the women's right movement and the historical figures who played a role. The story follows Bridie, an orphan, who runs away to Seneca Falls to escape an abusive family, and gets a job working for Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She learns about the importance of Mrs. Stanton's work and begins to realize the implications that fighting for women's rights could have on her life and the lives of others. Thanks to Random House for providing my book review group, #BookExcursion, with an advance reader's copy.