Monday, March 1, 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...

I Am Not a Penguin: A Pangolin's Lament by Liz Wong

A pangolin is giving a presentation to inform the other animals about what kind of creature he is, but they confuse him with other animals and are disappointed he's not a penguin. This is a humorous book that provides facts about an intriguing animal.

It's So Quiet: A Not-Quite-Going-to-Bed Book by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tony Fucile

Mouse's mama has tucked him into bed, but first the night is too quiet and then it is too noisy. With rhyming text and sound words, I think this will be a fun book to read aloud. 

We Wait For the Sun by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Katie McCabe and illustrated by Raissa Figueroa

This is a beautiful story based on the childhood experience of civil rights lawyer, Dovey Johnson Roundtree. Before dawn, Dovey Mae and her grandmother go berry picking in the forest and then watch the sun rise together. The illustrations are gorgeous.

Super Detectives (Simon and Chester #1) by Cale Atkinson

Simon, the ghost, and his human friend, Chester, are back in this graphic novel spin-off of Sir Simon: Super Scarer. Although they don't always agree on everything, the two work together to solve the case of the mysterious pug. Perfect for early readers looking to read graphic novels.


  1. Each one new, & they all sound like good ones, Lisa. Thank you! Happy March!

  2. I need to seek out Simon & Chester. Looks like a cute read for our customers.

  3. I had never heard of a pangolin until reading your post today so it's no wonder the poor animal has identity problems. We Wait For the Sun looks lovely. I enjoyed the humour in Simon & Chester.

  4. These books sound great, especially I Am Not a Penguin and We Wait For The Sun! Thanks for the wonderful post, as always!

  5. I also really enjoyed Simon & Chester for young readers. Having recently read The Word for Friend with a library group, which has a pangolin in it as well, I am thinking that I should add I Am Not a Penguin. Thanks for the post.

  6. Just put all three of those pbs on reserve. I love the variety: funny nonfiction, animal tale, lyrical...Thanks for the recommendations!

  7. I have I Am Not a Penguin and We Wait for the Sun in my like, but I’ll have to see if I can find the others in your post. Thanks for sharing, Lisa!

  8. I JUST finished I Am Not a Penguin: A Pangolin's Lament and We Wait for the Sun -- loved them both! And It's So Quiet looks really cute. I wonder if it'll make a good bedtime share. Thanks, Lisa! (my apologies for making the rounds late this week)