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

Monday, May 14, 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 finished Disney at Dawn, the second book in the Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson, just in time to not read the other three books before his author event.  In light of that, I moved on to Venom, the first book in the Secrets of the Eternal Rose series by Fiona Paul, a new Central West End author I'll be meeting with at the end of the month.

In picture book land, I read some random titles:
Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere
Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa by Gerald McDermott
Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz
Is Your Mamma a Llama? by Deborah Guarino, illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Mommy, Mama, and Me by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Carol Thompson

And some order prep for MPS:
Lenore Finds a Friend: A True Story from Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz
Seahorses by Jennifer Keats Curtis, illustrated by Chad Wallace
If You Spent a Day with Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Wendell Minor
Snowboy 1, 2, 3 by Joe Wahman, illustrated by Wendy Wahman
Who Has This Tail? by Laura Hulbert, illustrated by Erik Brooks
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Monsieur Marceau: Actor without Words by Leda Schubert, illustrated by Gerard Dubois
From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World by James Rumford
Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin
A Is for Musk Ox by Erin Cabatingan, illustrated by Matthew Myers
Little Tug by Stephen Savage
The Ant and the Grasshopper by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley
Castle: How It Works by David Macaulay
I Need My Own Country! by Rick Walton, illustrated by Wes Hargis
Oh, Nuts! by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Dan Krall
You Are a Star! by Michael Parker, illustrated by Judith Rossell
Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story by Salina Yoon
Ava and the Real Lucille by Cari Best, illustrated by Madeline Valentine
The Quiet Place by Sarah Stewart, illustrated by David Small
The Bear in the Book by Kate Banks, illustrated by Georg Hallensleben
Sweet Baby Feet by Margaret O'Hair, illustrated by Tracy Dockray
Moby Dick: Chasing the Great White Whale by Eric A. Kimmel, illustrated by Andrew Glass
As the Crow Flies by Sheila Keenan, illustrated by Kevin Duggan
Tumford's Rude Noises by Nancy Tillman
Miss Lina's Ballerinas and the Wicked Wish by Grace Maccarone, illustrated by Christine Davenier
Kate and Nate Are Running Late! by Kate Egan, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino
The Forgiveness Garden by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Christy Hale

Next week, I will be finishing Venom, then moving on to Elemental by Antony John, because he'll be at that meeting too.

What are you reading?


  1. The Kingdom Keepers series is fun! I got to meet Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry in the fall and they were great together. So much fun. I am super jealous of Ridley Pearson and his inside scoop on Disney fun. I love reading about the kids and their adventures in the parks after dark. :)

    1. I didn't get to meet Ridley Pearson this time around (I was too busy with book fairs), but I hope to get the chance in the future, since he's a local author for us. I haven't yet gotten to the Starcatchers series, but it's definitely on my list.

  2. i finished insurgent last week! it didn't grab me quite as much as divergent did, but i still enjoyed it.

    now i'm reading an old-person book (the gunslinger), which is weird. maybe i'll read the drowned cities to keep myself grounded.

    1. I definitely prefer Divergent to Insurgent, but I think Insurgent did the very necessary work of laying the foundation to a kick-ass finale for the series. Still not sure what I think of the ending...

      I haven't read Ship Breaker yet. Apparently this makes ME broken.

    2. it was a weird ending--a little vague about what exactly is going to happen. so long as there's some explanation in the next book, than everything should be fine on that front.

      considering how the middle of a trilogy tends to raise the stakes a whole lot (catching fire, empire strikes back), Insurgent didn't seem to do that as much as i would have expected.

      Ship Breaker is quite quite good. very different.