Books for Younguns, Young Adults and the Young-at-Heart

Monday, March 19, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's version at Teach Mentor Texts.

This week I started with My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf, on the recommendation of Eric, our sales rep from Fujii Associates.  This isn't a children's book, so I won't be reviewing it, but it is truly amazing.  Do yourself a favor and check it out.  Even if you don't think you'll like it, give it a chance.  I followed that up with The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson, both in preparation for World Book Night.  I'm currently in the middle of Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers in an attempt to be better read on the Newbery list.

I got through a few random picture books this week, too:
Freedom: Miss Annie #1 by Frank Le Gall, illustrated by Flore Balthazar, coloring by Robin Doo
The Happy Hocky Family by Lane Smith
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda by Alicia Potter, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

And some order prep for Fujii:
Lucy Goes to the Market by Imogen Clare and Sanchia Oppenheimer
The Princess and the Sleep Stealer by Elissa Elwick
Animal Pants! by Brian Moses and Anja Boretzki
Never Shake a Rattlesnake by Michaela Morgan and Nick Sharratt
Cactus Annie by Melanie Williamson
Marcello Mouse and the Masked Ball by Julie Monks
One World by Michael Foreman
The Hill and the Rock by David McKee
The Hunter by Paul Geraghty
Rollo and Ruff and the Little Fluffy Bird by Mike Inkpen
This Is My Book by Mike Inkpen
Emily Brown and the Thing by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton
Boy by James Mayhew
Bumping Buffalo by Mwenye Hadithi and Adrienne Kennaway
Rhino? What Rhino? by Caryl Hart and Sarah Horne
Tons of Trucks by Sue Fliess and Betsy Snyder
Gossie and Friends Sticker Fun by Olivier Dunrea
Because Your Mommy Loves You by Andrew Clements, illustrated by R.W. Alley
Dinosoaring by Deb Lund, illustrated by Howard Fine
All for Me and None for All by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
More by I.C. Springman, illustrated by Brian Lies
Ballywhinney Girl by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Tallulah's Solo by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
A Meal of the Stars: Poems Up and Down by Dana Jensen, illustrated by Tricia Tusa
Brothers at Bat: the True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Steven Salerno
Laundry Day by Maurie J. Manning
The Beetle Book by Steve Jenkins
Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert by Gary D. Schmidt, illustrated by David Diaz
The Superheroes Employment Agency by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones
Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian
Edgar Allen Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Michael Slack
Magritte's Marvelous Hat by D.B. Johnson

And Random House:
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres, illustrated by Christian Slade
Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills
Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey and Giselle Potter

This coming week, I will finish Scorpions, then move on the Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, in preparation for Current Affairs reading group's April meeting.

What are you reading?


  1. Looks like an interesting read! Have a super week!

  2. I have a student who is reading and reading and reading Walter Dean Myers. I haven't read Scorpions myself. I'm approved to give away Part-Time Indian for World Book Night, too. I'm excited! It's such an extraordinary book - hysterical but so sad and harrowing at the same time.