Monday, November 8, 2021

Recent Reads

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.

Recent Reads...

Everybody in the Red Brick Building by Anne Wynter and illustrated by Oge Mora

A baby in the red brick building wakes up with a howl which sets off a chain reaction of others waking up and making noise. As they all begin to notice more comforting sounds in the night, everyone falls back to sleep again. Mora's collage illustrations are colorful and lively. This will be a fun bedtime or anytime story. 

Inside Cat by Brendan Wenzel

Inside Cat sees the outside world from the inside as he wanders through its home and gazes out the windows. With so many windows and views, Inside Cat seems to know it all, but maybe not...This is a very creative book about perspective. The illustrations are really interesting and the last two-page spread is amazing.

The Littlest Yak by Lu Fraser and illustrated by Kate Hindley

Gertie, the littlest yak, wants to be big like the others in her herd. She comes up with a plan to grow which includes eating veggies and reading books, but begins to think she will never get bigger. When Gertie is needed to solve a problem she realizes that she has bigness in her after all. This book has a great theme about self-acceptance and will also be fun one to read when the snowy season sets in.

Looking for a Jumbie by Tracey Baptiste and illustrated by Amber Ren

The moon is out and Naya is supposed to be in bed, but instead she heads out of her house in search of a jumbie, a creature from Caribbean folklore. Although Naya doesn't discover a scary jumbie, she meets some other mythical creatures willing to join her on her mission. A delightful read.


  1. I have Looking for a Jumbie & Inside Cat, still haven't read them. And I have the red brick building on my list. Thanks for The Littlest Yak, Lisa. It's a great group of books!

  2. A bit too young for my readers, but a good selection of interesting titles!

  3. Everybody in the Red Brick Building is a new-to-me title and so I'll be sure to mark this one for future. I'm also looking forward to Looking for a Jumbie. Thanks for the shares, Lisa!

  4. This looks like a wonderful selection of picture books, Lisa! Looking for a Jumbie and Everybody in the Red Brick Building both look great to me. Thanks so much for the great post!