It Is/ Was Monday, What am I Reading…

book list

So, I’ve always loved reading the book meme “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading” which I first started following on Jen Vincent’s blog Teach Mentor Texts. I thought this was a great idea as a way to share titles as well as to set goals. This is something I would like to try with kids maybe using Kidblog. We’ll see how that goes!

I know I am an hour or so after the “Monday” deadline but I would rather post this late than never because I am notorious for getting myself off the hook!

So, here goes my list (it’s still summer/no school so it will be a long one!):

Fiction Picture Books:

Sock Monkey Boogie-Woogie A Friend is Made by Cece Bell

Bee Wigged by Cece Bell

Sock Monkey Rides Again by Cece Bell

Oh No! Not Again! (Or How I Built A Time Machine To Save History) (Or At Least My History Grade) by Mac Barnett Illustrated by Dan Santat

Nonfiction Picture Books:

The Cart That Carried Martin by Eve Bunting Illustrated by Don Tate

Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock Illustrated by Mary Grandpre

Clara and Davie: The True Story of Young Clara Barton by Patricia Polacco

Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives by Lola Schaefer Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal

Little Dog Lost by Monica Carnesi

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery by Sandra Markle

The Farewell Symphony by Anna Harwell Celenza Illustrated by JoAnn E. Kitchel

Mumbet’s Declaration of Independence by Gretchen Woelfle Illustrated by Alix Delinois

The Tapir Scientist: Saving South America’s Largest Mammal by Sy Montgomery Photographs by Nic Bishop

Stronger Than Steel: Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures and Parachute Rope by Bridget Heos Photographs by Andy Comins

Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers Illustrated by Matt James

Underworld: Exploring the Secret World Beneath Your Feet by Jane Price Illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock

Graphic Novels:

Into the Volcano by Don Wood

Marble Season by Gilbert Hernandez

Wonderland by Tommy Kovac and Sonny Liew

Copper by Kazu Kibuishi

Little White Duck: A Childhood in China by Na Liu and Andres Vera Martinez

The Flying Beaver Brothers and The Mud-Slinging Moles by Maxwell Eaton III

Kit Feeney: On the Move by Michael Townsend

The Fog Mound: Travels Thelonious by Susan Schade and Jon Buller

The Wizard of Oz Adapted by Ben Caldwell

Binky: License to Scratch by Ashley Spires

Ariol: Happy as a Pig by Emmanuel Guibert and Marc Boutavant


Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

The Map Trap by Andrew Clements

OK, folks. That’s a total of 31 books. As of now, I have read completely 9 of them and started 2. I hope I reach my goal because books are due back to library Thursday and I have the #vbcbooks chat next Monday to be prepared for- I can’t wait! I noticed that I have a lot of NF in this list so that is awesome! And thanks to Sara Ralph and her blog Ralph Reads, she inspired me to check out the graphic novel section at the public library-I didn’t even realize there was a specific section! Now I know where I’m heading every trip to check out the huge selection offered to help me decide which ones to purchase for the classroom.

OK, I better get readin’!


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