Monday, October 1, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Every Monday, the awesome duo at Teach Mentor Texts hosts their What Are You Reading? meme so that anyone who loves children's literature can share the titles they've recently enjoyed as well as their reading plans for the week!  Thanks, Jen and Kellee!
Be sure to head over to the Teach Mentor Texts blog to find out what everyone else is reading!

I'm currently working my way through The Diviners by Libba Bray.  I've been reading this for about a week now, and I'm nearly half way through.  I'm actually kind of taking my time on this one one purpose, because I'm enjoying it so much!  I'm trying to savor this story!

Although I didn't finish any novels this week, I did read quite a few picture books, including some Halloween-themed new releases which were highly entertaining!

Here's what I read:

Creepy Carrots was a hilarious Halloween read that will have kids flipping through its pages again and again in search of details they missed the first time through.  Frankenstein was also a great read-aloud, and a perfect parody of Madeline.  I can't wait to read this one to my daughter, who practically has Madeline memorized!  Another favorite this week was I Will Not Read This Book, which was a silly, cumulative tale that will have kids laughing and parents rolling their eyes in recognition.

Here are my ratings (out of five stars) for this week's books:
Jack and the Beanstalk * * * *
The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster:  A Tale of Picky Eating * * * *
Liberty's Journey * * *
Saving Sweetness * * *
The Maggie B * * *
Liberty! * * * *
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore * * * * *
Red Knit Cap Girl * * *
The Chicken Problem * * * *
Frankenstein * * * *
Trick or Treat * * *
Creepy Carrots! * * * *
Vampirina Ballerina * * * *
The Insomniacs * * *
Wild About Books * * * *
Just For One Day * * *
Happy Birthday, Princess!* *
Cinderella Step Into Reading * *
Fly High, Fly Guy * * *
Hello Kitty Show and Tell * *
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy * * *
I Will Not Read This Book * * * *

This coming week, I hope to finish The Diviners and to continue to listen to Anne of Green Gables.  I'm not sure what I'll read next; it may depend on what type of mood The Diviners leaves me in!  Some books on my radar, though, include Remarkable by Lizzie K. Foley, In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz, and The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.

Have a great week, everyone, and happy reading to you!


  1. I've seen a lot of people reading and raving about the Diviners. Looks cool! I remember watching Anne of Green Gables on TV as a kid but I don't think I ever read the books. That actually sounds like fun to think of reading the series now. In a Glass Grimmly was the same but different from Tale Dark and Grimm. I thought it was very good!

  2. What a great set of books you've got there! I love holiday themes books - I see you have a few on there. I read the Frankenstein/Madeline parody, too. I thought it was rather clever! I really have to find a copy of Creep Carrots to read. Thanks for sharing your list and ratings!