Monday, September 24, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/24/12

Jen and Kellee host a weekly meme called "What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA." It encourages you to share what you read during the previous week and to plan what you're going to read/review during the current week. Thank you, Kelly and Jen, for hosting this fun meme.

How Rocket Learned to Read. Written and Illustrated by Tad Hills. Random House, 2010. 

Why did you re-read it twice last week, Mr. Schu? 

I re-read it... order to prepare for Tad's upcoming author visit. 

2. after I received Tad's responses to my interview questions. 

The Insomniacs. Written by Karina Wolf. Illustrated by The Brothers Hilts. Penguin, 2012. 

Why did you read it, Mr. Schu?

Its clever book trailer convinced me to read it. I'm glad I did, because I totally "get" Mika and her sleep-deprived parents. 

Ruby Holler and Absolutely Normal Choas. By Sharon Creech. HarperCollins. 

Why did you read these excellent books, Mr. Schu? 

Now that I've read Ruby Holler and Absolutely Normal Choas, I can "brag" that I've read every single Creech novel for young readers. (I haven't read her adults novels.) 

A Wrinkle in Time. By Madeleine L'Engle. Macmillian, 1962. 

Why did you read it, Mr. Schu?

Mr. Colby Sharp and I read it for the Newbery Challenge. 

It's Like This, Cat. By Emily Cheney Neville.


  1. A Wrinkle in Time has always been a personal favorite - one of the books that has led me to YA fiction. I have yet to read the Sharon Creech titles I have on my shelves. Too many books.... too little - oh you know how it goes. :)

  2. Looking forward to hearing what you and Colby think about It's Like This Cat - I read it for a Newbery class that I took last summer.
    Love the format of your books, think I may have to try incorporating some video into my blog!
    - Kristin :)

  3. Wow, I can't remember if I've ever read A Wrinkle in Time. I guess it gets added to my long list of To Be Read books. (It's a good thing!) On the other hand, It's Like This, Cat - The cover reminds me so much of the cheesy eighties book covers I read and loved as a child I am having a big nostalgic moment here. As always, thanks for sharing.

  4. I just got THE INSOMNIACS yesterday! (And stayed up late to read it.) ;) LOVE THIS BOOK! Great book spread, Mr. Schu! (Ew. Remind me not to use the phrase, "book spread" again. Sounds like Miracle Whip with bits of book in it--NOT okay!) :)