Monday, April 7, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This meme was started by Sheila at Book Journey. The kid's version was started by Jen at Teach Mentor Text and Kellee at Unleashing Readers.

I didn't get to read a lot this week because it was Book Fair. I was always reading the same books over and over, but I did came across I gem or two. But I did manage to slip in a few books in the evening to read.

17804250The one that I really loved from the Book Fair was Superworm by Julia Donaldson. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. This book was so much fun to read with the kids. They really got into cheering for Superworm! It was one that many asked me to read again as soon as I finished. It was a rhyming story, but not one that hit you over the head with the rhymes. The illustrations by Axel Scheffler just add to the greatness of the book. If you haven't seen this one, it is a must read!

16248110This weekend I raided my public library's new book shelf and came across 123 versus ABC by Mike Boldt. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. This was a hoot to read! I can see it being used to teach point of view in the classroom. It is one that I'm going to be ordering soon for my library. If you think you are getting a simple alphabet/counting book, you are in for a pleasent surprise. 

I'm in the process of reading Ungifted by Gordon Korman. It is a Black-Eyed Susan nominated book in Maryland. I wasn't sure about it when I first started reading it, but the story has grown on me and I'm interested in seeing how it ends.

I will also be reading quite a bit more in the next few week because I'm participating the the Shelf Challenge. The Shelf Challenge is hosted by Matthew Winner. You can read his post about the challenge here. This year I am reading my "W" books in the Everybody section. If you go back to April 2013, you can read all about my challenge last year. I was reading the "A" books. I came across a few really great books, but some that I couldn't believe were still on my shelves. Stay tuned for some updates.

Happy Reading!

Stacey (@libraryjo92)


  1. After two Scholastic book fairs this year plus a December Barnes and Noble book fair, some kid asked me " when's the next book fair? I almost collapsed from thinking about it. Yea for excitement but I am glad it's behind me for a few months. Love your description of Superworm. It must be very new, I didn't see it in my fair.

    1. I LOVE Book Fair, but I'm so happy when it is over. I never realized how much work it was when I was a teacher. Make sure you get a copy of Superworm, such a fun read!

  2. Hi there Stacey, these two picturebooks look really interesting. Thank you for sharing them. I've read mixed reviews about Korman's Ungifted, would love to know your thoughts on that novel.

  3. Mya, I'll be posting about Ungifted next Monday. I would do it this week, but everyone seems to want to have a meeting in the evening leading up to spring break. So I'm not getting home until late for the rest of the week.