It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's and YA version at Teach Mentor Texts.
Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon. I expected it to be cute and funny with great illustrations, but I was not prepared for it to be so sneakily educational. I love the idea of starting with a subject kids are already interested in (in this case, pirates) and using it as a jumping off point to learn about something else (ocean life).
Attack of the Ninja Frogs. This one uses ninjas and samurai to teach about Asian cultures. It was just as engaging as the first book and I loved the addition of a smart and strong girl lizard.
Eleventh Grade Burns, the fourth book in The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer for her author event. I keep getting interrupted in this series, but I hope to finish this time. This book seems to be taking things in a darker direction (not that it was ever all that light). I've barely started, but I'm curious as where the series will go from here.
This week I'll be finishing Eleventh Grade Burns and starting on Twelfth Grade Kills to finally finish the series.
What are you reading?