Monday, November 5, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/5/12

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.

Brave Squish Rabbit. Written and illustrated by Katherine Battersby. Viking, 2012. Interest level: K-1. 

When will I recommend Brave Squish Rabbit? 

School Social Worker: "I'm talking to two kindergarten classes about big fears and being brave. Can you recommend a picture book?" 

A Kindergartner: "I read Squish Rabbit. It's so cute. Is Rabbit in any other books?" 

A first-grade teacher:  "I would like to add some newer titles to my FRIENDSHIP unit." 

Peepsqueak. Written and illustrated by Leslie Ann Clark. Harper, 2012. Interest level: K-1

When will I recommend Peepsqueak?

A Twitter friend: "I'm teaching action verbs next week. Can you think of a good picture book to include in the lesson?" 

A kindergarten teacher: "I'm going to discuss determination with my students." 

It's a Dog's Life: How Man's Best Friend Sees, Hears, and Smells the World. Written by Susan E. Goodman. Illustrated by David Slonim. Roaring Brook Press, 2012. Interest level: 1-4. 

When will I recommend It's a Dog's Life. 

A third grader: "Do you have any new dog books?" (An actual third grader asks me this at least once per week.) 

A second grader: "Do you have a Woof/English dictionary?" 

A first grader: "I want to better understand what my dog is saying. Do you have a book that explains what a dog's different moves mean?" 

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George 


  1. Just finished reading GEEKS, GIRLS & SECRET IDENTITIES by Mike Jung. Then my daughter stole it and is already 1/3 of the way through the book! Her vote: "It's funny!"

  2. I do still like Julie of the Wolves, but the start is a little slow. It gets better after she is out on the tundra! My Side of the Mountain is still one of my favorites.

  3. I admire your determination to read all of the Newberys...there are so many wonderful reads in your list. Thanks for sharing, and for encouraging the rest of us to take up the challenge.

  4. my kids' love dog books too and am sure they will enjoy It's a Dog's Life. I am looking forward to looking at your previous posts too and finding great reads. Am now following you on GFC

  5. I love how you set up your posts. It is a great way to think about books.

    Happy reading this week! :)