Monday, March 25, 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...

Looking for the Eid Moon by Sahtinay Abaza and illustrated by Sandra Eide

Before their first Eid party, two sisters spend an evening trying to spot the crescent moon which marks the start of the Muslim holiday. The story and information at the end of the book explain the significance of the moon. This is also a sweet story about sisters. 

Octopus Acrobatics by Sue Fliess and illustrated by Gareth Lucas

I learned so much from this book about the amazing creature that is the octopus. It's written in rhyme with snippets of additional information about the octopus included throughout the book. I think kids will find it fascinating. 

Taxi, Go! by Patricia Toht and illustrated by Maria Karipidou

This fun rhyming book is about the day in the life of a taxi. Readers, especially those who enjoy books about vehicles, will enjoy reading about this happy and helpful taxi who gets people to the places they need to go.

Wolves in Helicopters by Sarah Tagholm and illustrated by Paddy Donnelly

A little rabbit having bad dreams, which feature wolves, learns to take control of them with some good advice from Mommy rabbit. Rabbit's bravery can help readers who have experienced their own nightmares. 

Bunny and Clyde by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Scott Nash

This early chapter book is about two characters, a bunny and chipmunk, who are determined to be bad. It's a humorous story, although kids won't appreciation the connection to the real-life Bonnie and Clyde as much as adults will. Kids will find their antics amusing.


  1. Hi Lisa! Each one looks and sounds good. And I laughed about Bunny and Clyde but you're right. Most won't get the connection. Looking for the Eid Moon sounds like a good addition for those who want to know more or want to see a book about their own tradition, and the Octopus book sounds like a good start for learn about those intelligent creatures. I enjoyed Taxi, Go! too, clever! Have a great week coming up, maybe on spring break?

  2. I found Bunny and Clyde a little... disconcerting because of the connection, but no one under 20 will have any idea. Have a great reading week.

  3. I did not know any of these picture books--thank you for sharing them with us!

    Happy reading this week :)

  4. Ever since watching My Octopus Teacher, I've bee fascinated by these remarkable creatures. First thing I did after seeing Octopus Acrobatics on your list, was see if it might be available around here. Alas I had no luck with local libraries, but it's on my list. Bunny and Clyde sounds hilarious.
    Thanks for sharing all these books.