Monday, May 18, 2020

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...


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.

10 comments:

  1. Lots to add to my lists -- really want to get When the Storm Comes - looks great for K-2 readers. Not easy to find books in verse for this age range. Thank you.

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  2. Runaway Signs looks absolutely adorable. I'll keep an eye out for it!

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  3. I'm adding When the Storm Comes to my list -- looks like such a sweet little book. Starting from Seneca Falls also looks like it will be a great read. Thank you for the shares, Lisa!

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  4. I agree with Matt, Runaway Signs looks terrific; the cover is hilarious. When The Storm Comes sounds interesting & I have heard about Seneca Falls, also sounds good. Thanks, Lisa!

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  5. Runaway Signs looks cute and I think I want to add When the Storm Comes to my library as well. Thanks for the post, Lisa!

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  6. When the Storm Comes is in my pile too! Runaway Signs looks fun... can't wait to feel comfortable to read library books again! This is really cramping my reading!

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  7. These all look terrific. I've finally read all the picture books I checked out from the library before they closed. I can't wait until they reopen and I can get new ones. Thanks for sharing these. Have a great week!

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  8. These books sound great! Runaway Signs sounds very fun, and Starting from Seneca Falls sounds like it ties into some very important and interesting history! Thanks for the great post!

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  9. Thanks for sharing this interesting collection of books today. I'm especially keen to read Starting from Seneca Falls.

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  10. I just saw Runaway Signs and thought the cover was cute. Sounds like a great read aloud the last week of school.

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