Monday, March 4, 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...

Croc and Turtle by Mike Wohnoutka

Croc thinks pretty highly of his abilities until he's outdone by the other animals. When he starts to think he's not so good at anything, his friend Turtle tries to help. Together they realize that they are both the best at something. This is a delightful friendship story with some extra humor thrown in at the end. 

The Night Library by David Zeltser

You can read a review of this book that I posted last week here. A boy takes a magical journey to the New York Public Library and gains a renewed appreciation for reading. I always love a book about books!

Do You Like My Bike?: An Acorn Book (Hello, Hedgehog #1) by Norm Feuti

This is a fun book, the first in the Hello, Hedgehog series, for early readers. Hedgehog and Harry will amuse young readers, but they also can teach readers about friendship. They are true friends who think about each other's feelings and help each other out. The book is divided into three short sections, written in a comic-book style, and told through dialogue. Thanks to the publisher, Scholastic, I received an advance reader's copy at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention.

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn

For a kid her age, Cat has a lot of responsibility. She takes care of her brother Chicken, which can sometimes be a challenge, while their mom works multiple jobs to support the family. Cat is looking forward to a three-week trip to visit her best friend, but unexpectedly both her and her brother are left with grandparents they have never met. As Cat learns to navigate the relationship with her grandparents, she also realizes that she needs time to just be a kid. This is a heart-felt story about family and forgiveness. The setting, Gingerbread Island, is charming, too. Thanks to the publisher, Bloomsbury, for providing my book review group, #BookExcursion, with an advance reader's copy of the book. The book publishes in April.

The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles

It's the last day of summer for cousins Otto and Sheed (also known as The Legendary Alston Boys). They intend to spend their last day having an adventure and when they meet a man named Mr. Flux with an interesting camera their day turns quite strange. The two boys spend their day trying to unfreeze time and in the process meet some very interesting characters. This is a very imaginative book with adventure and heart. Thanks to the publisher I received an advance reader's copy. 


  1. Each one sounds good, Lisa. I'll look for The Night Library & Caterpillar Summer for sure! Thanks!

  2. Oooh, Caterpillar Summer is brand new to me and it sounds sooo good! I'm adding this one to my list right away. Thanks for all the shares, Lisa!

  3. I went to put The Last Day of Summer on my To Read List and realized there's a giveaway for a copy of it on GoodReads! This might be my lucky day! Looks like a fun read! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

  4. I have The Last Last Day of Summer to read--I am looking forward to it!
    Hedgehog is in my TBR pile with Trent; I look forward to getting to it.

    Happy reading this week :)

  5. The Night Library sounds like a fun, magical ride and Caterpillar Summer sounds like good, realistic fiction.

  6. The Night Library sounds like something I will enjoy. Thanks for sharing.