Monday, October 5, 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...

Oliver the Curious Owl by Chad Otis

Oliver is very curious about the world, but does not venture beyond his tree until his friend, Bug, falls in the river and gets swept away. Together, Oliver and Bug discover new friends, places, and things. Oliver's delightful adventure will show readers the joy of being inquisitive and venturing outside one's comfort zone.

The Blue House by Phoebe Wahl

Leo and his father love living in the old blue house, but they are forced to move as houses in their neighborhood are being torn down to make room for apartment buildings. This is a beautiful book about a family coping with the loss of their home and moving on to make a new house feel like home. The love between father and son is also very sweet. 

Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake and illustrated by Jon Klassen

This is a story of unlikely friendship that is sweet and whimsical. Badger was quite content with his life, but then Skunk shows up with the news that they are to be roommates. Despite their differences, a friendship develops. With a heart-warming, cozy feel to it, this would make a great read aloud in a primary classroom.


  1. I liked "The Blue House" a lot, Lisa & I've loved Amy Timberlake's "One Came Home" a few years ago, will find this new Skunk and Badger for sure! Thanks!

  2. I am really looking forward to Skunk and Badger. I've heard good things and even Newbery buzz (although this year that seems like such a strange idea!). I liked The Blue House too.

  3. These books sound wonderful! The Blue House sounds like such a pleasant story, as does Skunk and Badger! Oliver the Curious Owl looks adorable as well! Thanks for the great post!

  4. I made sure to add The Blue House to my list -- looks very good. Thanks for all the shares, Lisa!

  5. I really enjoyed Skunk & Badger. The story and illustrations had a nostalgic feel. Curious Owl is a new title for me.