Monday, June 3, 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...

Brianosaurus by Ged Adamson

Brian discovers that frogs existed when dinosaurs did so he decides to be a dinosaur. The forest animals like that Brian is a dinosaur but want him to do dinosaur things and the other frogs in the pond just want him to be a frog. This is a humorous story about being oneself.

The Best Spot to Pee in NYC by Hyesu Lee

Su's poodle, Dutch, needs to pee so they go on an adventure through New York City looking for the perfect spot. The end pages give some additional information about the NYC landmarks that Su and Dutch visit. A silly story that provides an interesting tour of the city.

Summer is Here by Renée Watson and illustrated by Bea Jackson

The perfect picture book to read aloud to kids before the start of summer vacation. It's an ode to summer that is poetic, joyful, and gorgeously illustrated. If anyone wasn't looking forward to summer already they will be after reading this. 

The Tenth Mistake of Hank Hooperman by Gennifer Choldenko

Hank's mother has been gone for a week, leaving him to figure out what he and his three-year-old sister should do without anyone to parent them. This is such a great book about a character trying to make the best of a terrible family situation. Hank is an endearing character and readers will be eager to find out if everything works out for him. It's a heartfelt and hopeful book.


  1. What a funny way to give a tour to NYC, Lisa. I'm laughing out loud! Kids will love it! Thanks for the summer book & 'The Tenth Mistake of Hank Hooperman'. Wonder how many young kids have to be the 'adult' in their homes? And thanks for all the others, too! Have a nice week this week, maybe finishing your year, or perhaps you're finished! Enjoy!

  2. I just discovered that frogs existed at the same time as dinosaurs! I will have to read Brianosaurus!

  3. I can't wait to read The Tenth Mistake of Hank Hooperman--I really love Gennifer Choldenko's novels. Laughing at that Hyesu Lee title.