Monday, November 2, 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...

Cozy by Jan Brett

After a little day-before-Halloween-snow here in Massachusetts, this was a fitting book to read. Cozy, a musk ox, gets separated from his herd and gives various animals shelter under his warm fur during the cold Alaska winter. This is a very sweet and cozy story in Jan Brett's signature style.

Cat Ninja by Matthew Cody and illustrated by Yehudi Mercado

Claude is the pet of an eleven-year-old boy, but when his city is threatened by villains, he becomes Cat Ninja. This is an action-packed, adventurous, and fun graphic novel.

Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

Readers will learn about the childhood of Cassius Clay, who became the boxing great, Muhammad Ali. The book alternates between poetry and prose and gives insight into history and the life of a sports hero. Very interesting read. 


  1. There are SO Many books about Ali. This was done in an interesting way, and I'll buy it, but I wish it had been about someone else.

  2. I'm sure Cozy is wonderful, Lisa, with Jan Brett telling the story & illustrating, too. I will look for Cat Ninja, sure it will be fun for a granddaughter who loves the martial arts & cats! Becoming Muhammed Ali is on my list already, maybe someday! Have a good week!

  3. Thanks for the heads up about these books. I've added Becoming Muhammad Ali to my list. If only there was more time to read everything I want to read!

  4. I just checked out Cozy by Jan Brett this afternoon. I haven't even read it, yet, but I'm looking forward to it. And I have a copy of Becoming Muhammed Ali, so I'm glad to hear it was an interesting read. Thanks for the shares, Lisa!

  5. These books look wonderful, especially Becoming Muhammad Ali! Thanks for the wonderful post!