Monday, October 22, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading? 10/22/12

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.

As the Crow Flies. Written by Shelia Keenan. Illustrated by Kevin Duggan. Feiwel and Friends, 2012. Interest level: K-2. 

Let's pretend "Ally Reads" emailed me the following note: 

Dear Mr. Schu, 

We are friends on Twitter and Goodreads. I saw that you read As the Crow Flies. What's your favorite illustration? What's your favorite line? 


Ally Reads

Dear Ally Reads,

Thank you for your email about As the Crow Flies. My favorite illustration takes up two pages. It shows a crow eating out of a dog's bowl. It includes the lines "Did the dog's food disappear? This pooch knows that we've been here. Meanwhile, you don't have a clue: We've got our bird's eye trained on you." 

My favorite line is near the end of the book. "We were the birds we didn't see--now hear this cawcophony!" 

Happy reading!


Just Say Boo! Written by Susan Hood. Illustrated by Jed Henry. Harper, 2012. Interest level: K-2. 

I interviewed Susan Hood about Just Say Boo!, writing, and Halloween. 

Up a Road Slowly. Written by Irene Hunt. Follett, 1966. 

I read Up a Road Slowly for the Newbery Challenge. 

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien


  1. Just Say Boo looks perfect for Halloween. Oh! I see Mrs Frisby and the rats of NIMH once more! How nice! As I mentioned to Colby earlier, I like pairing this book with Flowers for Algernon - a lot of philosophical musings and discussion on ethics in experimentation for older students can be covered through this book.

  2. I have such memories of reading Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh! I think my older brother had it as required reading for school, but as a young reader, I picked up everything I could and read it. I remember being scared and fascinated by the Mrs. Frisby. It was the first book I remember reading with animals having conscience similar to humans. I look forward to seeing what you and Colby have to say about it.