Monday, January 29, 2024

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...

Cheeky Chick! By Julia Jarman and illustrated by Tom Knight

One chick ignores Mother Hen when she says to stay near the henhouse. With a desire to see the world, the chick goes for a walk alone and encounters a fox who feels like having a bite to eat. Readers will root for chick and cheer as the fox is outsmarted. 

Creep, Leap, Crunch! A Food Chain Story by Jody Jensen Shaffer and illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal

A rhyming text told with a cumulative structure describes the process of the food chain. More information about each of the animals in the book is included at the end.

Grandma's Roof Garden by Tang Wei and translated by Kelly Zhang

The grandma living on the top floor of an apartment building in a neighborhood in China grows a roof garden. When her garden containers are overflowing with vegetables she has a wonderful idea about what to do. This is a sweet book about generosity and community.

How Do You Become Friends with the Moon? by Ghazaleh Bigdelou 

The child and dragon have a lot of questions about the world, but what they really want to find out is if the moon will come over. They are determined to make it happen. This is a sweet and whimsical book. 

To Dogs, with Love: A Love Letter to the Dogs Who Help Us by Maria Gianferrari and illustrated by Ishaa Lobo

Dog lovers will be able to relate to this love letter to dogs which tells the many reasons they are adored by so many. The book also shows the many ways dogs can help people.

Horse and Buggy On Wheels! by Ethan Long

Horse has a skateboard and is showing off different tricks. Horse isn't having much success with the tricks, but Buggy is there to off safety equipment and a lesson about learning to do something new. A fun book for early readers.

Rex Finds an Egg (Rex and Oslo) by Doug Cushman

Rex and Oslo find an egg and wonder what kind it is. As they make guesses about the egg, readers will learn about various animals that lay eggs. The book ends on a humorous note. 


  1. Wow, each book looks so cute, Lisa. I took the time to put them all on my list, included that final one, Rex Finds an Egg. The easy readers are often such good stories! Thanks!

  2. Where to even start, with all these adorable books! I've just requested Grandma's Roof Garden, my son gardens with his grandma, so I think he'll really love this one. :)