It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's/YA version at Teach Mentor Texts.
Finicky, the fifth book in the Aldo Zelnick Comic Novels series by Karla Oceanak, illustrated by Kendra Spanjer. I liked the focus on healthy eating that can also taste good (along with some suggestions), but thought this is the most insufferable Aldo's been and he never really got the message in this one. I read a complimentary copy from the publisher.
Glitch, the sixth book in the series. This one made up for Aldo's misbehavior in the last book by having him get the message of the true Christmas spirit before it had to be spelled out for him. It took a slightly different angle on the greedy-kids-at-Christmas narrative (and also includes Hanukkah traditions), and I liked the Gnome in the Home parody. I read a complimentary copy from the publisher.
The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, the third book in the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger. This series continues to impress with its nuanced view of child psychology that is still expressed in ways readers (even those younger than the characters) will understand.
This week, I'll be finishing Soulbound, then starting Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle for the December meeting of Teen Reads.
What are you reading?