Monday, November 9, 2015

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 keep trying to get posts up, but it seems right now life seems to be working against me. I've been reading, so I'm going to try a post this week! I also have to get my books on my shelves on Goodreads. I am doing very bad with my Goodreads challenge this year. 

24941005I've been reading quite a few picture books lately. The three that I'm going to post about were sent to me from Penguin Young Readers. The first book is Happy! by Pharrell Williams. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I just love the song and our theme for this school year is "be happy" so it fits. The real photographs of kids are so much fun to look at. It is a very fun book, but I thought that the upbeat nature of the song doesn't translate as well in book form. I know that this one will be a popular one, when I put it in my collection.

23846041The second picture book is Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps by Sophy Henn. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. When I got this book I had a bad case of the grumps, so it was a perfect book for me to read! Pom Pom Panda is just having a very bad day and like many of us he takes it out on the friends around him. This is a great book to use in the classroom to show that we all can make mistakes but we need to apologize. Can't wait to share this one with my teachers! Plus, I just love the front cover illustration!

23846038The third picture book is Little Tree by Loren Long. I don't think I have ever read a book by Loren Long that I haven't loved!, this one is no exception! I truly loved this book! Click here for a summary on Goodreads. On the first read this is a great book about fall. But after reading a thought provoking Facebook post by Matthew Winner, I reread the book and realized how much more there was to this book. I'll be posting more about this book and Matthew's post tomorrow. I highly recommend this book. I'm going to have to buy another copy of this book for myself because I need this book in my personal collection.

What have you been reading?

Keep checking back this week for some more posts!

Stacey (@libraryjo92)


  1. Little Tree looks very interesting, thank you Stacey for sharing! Have a great reading week.

  2. I am currently in a slow period with my YA reading. It is the end of the quarter and I'm buried in assessing and grading. You can see what I read here. Happy reading!

  3. Pom Pom is just too cute!! I can't wait to get my hands on that one. Thanks for sharing, and have a great week!

  4. How nice that the 'Happy" book fits your school's theme. I need to find and read Little Tree. Everyone seems to love it, a lot! Thanks!

  5. I've been hearing a lot of buzz about Little Tree so I am going to have to find a copy of it. I can see where Pom Pom would be a great book to share with a class.

  6. Little Tree is one of my favorite picture books of the year! I'm glad you liked it :)

    Happy reading this week!