4.14.2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA

OK, excuse time: My mom -- and then my younger sister and her boyfriend -- came to visit from California, so I've been concentrating on spending my free time with them instead of reading.

That said, I couldn't help but pick up a few books from the library last week that appealed to my interest in multicultural children's literature. This may seem almost silly, but I really like being introduced to new things through children's books. I'm more of a Jack-of-All-Trades kind of person, so I like to learn things across a wide variety of topics, and reading shorter children's books helps me to do that. If I find something in particular I'm really interested in, I can then find more books and resources. This week's selection was particularly good for learning about the Choctaw Nation (Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle) and their relationship with African American slaves. 

[To rehash the concept :: post what you read last week, what you're reading now, and what you plan to read this week. If you have a review of the book(s), great! If you have a picture of the book(s), wonderful! If you have a book giveaway, fantastic! If you just list the title(s) of the book(s), not a problem! Make it as simple or as complex as you need it to be. At least, that's the message I got. This version of the meme is hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Text, which, in turn, was inspired by Sheila over at Book Journey, who hosts the original It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]

WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom by Tim Tingle

Erika-San by Allen Say

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh

WHAT I'M READING NOW:

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Safari: A Photicular Book by Carol Kaufmann and Dan Kainen

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

WHAT I PLAN TO READ THIS WEEK:

Bluffton by Matt Phelan

4.07.2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA

I'm slowly but surely catching up with my reading. The library books on the living room shelf aren't staring back at me, making me feel guilty that I haven't read them in a long time. Life is good!

And I'm pretty happy with the variety of books I read this past week. I made an effort to read the netgalley books that I downloaded, even if the publication date has already passed. Not only do I need to keep up with and find new books to read for Capitol Choices, but with my very limited budget right now, being able to take advantage of the free books through netgalley is a blessing. Can't let that go to waste!

[To rehash the concept :: post what you read last week, what you're reading now, and what you plan to read this week. If you have a review of the book(s), great! If you have a picture of the book(s), wonderful! If you have a book giveaway, fantastic! If you just list the title(s) of the book(s), not a problem! Make it as simple or as complex as you need it to be. At least, that's the message I got. This version of the meme is hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Text, which, in turn, was inspired by Sheila over at Book Journey, who hosts the original It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]

WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:

100 Hungry Monkeys! by Masayuki Sebe

 Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain by Russell Freedman

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow

Julia's House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke

Not My Girl by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

The Pullman Porter: An American Journey by Vanita Oelschlager

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

William and the Lost Spirit by Gwen de Bonneval and Matthieu Bonhomme
 
The Zoo Box by Ariel Cohn
 

WHAT I'M READING:



WHAT I PLAN TO READ THIS WEEK:

Safari: A Photicular Book by Carol Kaufmann and Dan Kainen
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

3.31.2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA


[To rehash the concept :: post what you read last week, what you're reading now, and what you plan to read this week. If you have a review of the book(s), great! If you have a picture of the book(s), wonderful! If you have a book giveaway, fantastic! If you just list the title(s) of the book(s), not a problem! Make it as simple or as complex as you need it to be. At least, that's the message I got. This version of the meme is hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Text, which, in turn, was inspired by Sheila over at Book Journey, who hosts the original It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]

WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:


43 Old Cemetery Road, Book 6: Greetings from the Graveyard by Kate Klise

Clara & Senor Frog by Campbell Geeslin

Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka

Five Little Gefiltes by Dave Horowitz

How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers by Mordicai Gerstein

I Don't Want to Be a Pea! by Ann Bonwill

Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Travelling Girl by Micah Player

Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story by Mark Kelly

Ms. Marvel, Issue 2 by G. Willow Wilson
My Name Was Hussein by Hristo Kyuchukov

Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee
Parrots Over Puerto Rico by Susan L. Roth
 
The Pirate Meets the Queen by Matt Faulkner

 President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett

Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi
 Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney
This Plus That: Life's Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Tools Rule! by Aaron Meshon

What Color is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

WHAT I PLAN TO READ THIS WEEK:
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff

William and the Lost Spirit by Gwen de Bonneval and Matthieu Bonhomme

3.24.2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA

I'm so preoccupied with catching up with my Goodreads 2014 Challenge and reading all of the books I checked out from the library that I'm not too concerned with documenting What I Plan to Read. I'll try to get back on that in the next few weeks.

[To rehash the concept :: post what you read last week, what you're reading now, and what you plan to read this week. If you have a review of the book(s), great! If you have a picture of the book(s), wonderful! If you have a book giveaway, fantastic! If you just list the title(s) of the book(s), not a problem! Make it as simple or as complex as you need it to be. At least, that's the message I got. This version of the meme is hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Text, which, in turn, was inspired by Sheila over at Book Journey, who hosts the original It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]

WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:

And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano

Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes

The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems

 Sparky! by Jenny Offill

 Two of a Kind by Jacqui Robbins

3.17.2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA

Uh, what can I say? I am not doing a good job of reading this month. I have excuses but they're not important. What is important to figure out, though, is why I'm not making reading a priority. Hmm ... well, I guess instead of spending time ruminating about that, I should just read!

What I did manage to read this week were both really great. I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I'm a sucker for picture book biographies, and these two were each wonderful, insightful, and educational in their own ways. I highly recommend both.

I'm behind on my Goodreads 2014 Challenge, so I'm determined to catch up a bit in the next few days before my sister arrives for her visit on Friday. Wish me luck!

[To rehash the concept :: post what you read last week, what you're reading now, and what you plan to read this week. If you have a review of the book(s), great! If you have a picture of the book(s), wonderful! If you have a book giveaway, fantastic! If you just list the title(s) of the book(s), not a problem! Make it as simple or as complex as you need it to be. At least, that's the message I got. This version of the meme is hosted by Jen and Kellee of Teach Mentor Text, which, in turn, was inspired by Sheila over at Book Journey, who hosts the original It's Monday! What Are You Reading?]

WHAT I READ LAST WEEK:

Barbed Wire Baseball by Marissa Moss

The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr, Eccentric Genius by and Sandra Jordan

WHAT I'M (STILL) READING:

Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America's First Black Paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone

WHAT I PLAN TO READ THIS WEEK:
Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea by Steve Jenkins

Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka

My Name Was Hussein by Hristo Kyuchukov

Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee
 
Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes

Safari: A Photicular Book by Carol Kaufmann and Dan Kainen
 
 Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney
 
 Two of a Kind by Jacqui Robbins

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd