Monday, February 6, 2017

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 and Ricki at Unleashing Readers

Once again I had a crazy week! This week has felt like two weeks in one! On Monday we had snow, so we had a two hour late arrival. but I couldn't enjoy it. Over the weekend my parents had trouble with both of their cars. My dad had an MRI scheduled at 7:45am, but I didn't feel comfortable letting them drive in the snow. So I ended up getting up and driving them to the MRI facility. The only good thing about this was I had about a solid hour of reading time!

I finished You Can Fly by Carole Boston Weatherford. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. I just love a book written in verse and this one was great! I learned that there is so much I didn't know about the Tuskeegee Airmen. The verse form allow for a lot of information to be shared without becoming overwhelming. I really appreciated the timeline and all the resources that the author shared at the end of the book. This is one that I can't wait to share with my students. I hope that they will enjoy it as much as I did.


The only other book I read this week was This Book Is Out Of Control! by Richard Byrne. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. In this book we meet up with Bella, her dog, and Ben who has a remote controlled toy. As with the other two books things don't go according to plan. There is a lot of reader participation in this book too. I know that this will become a favorite of my students as the other two books have. 

I have started Jasper and The Riddle of Riley's Mine by Caroline Starr Rose. Click here for a summary on Goodreads. This book will be published tomorrow February 7, 2017. I'm only on page 82 and I am LOVING the book already. Can't wait until I have time to read some more of it!

Happy Reading!!

Stacey (@libraryjo92)


  1. I'm just so impressed by the variety that's available in verse novels these days - just about any subject or topic you can imagine can be turned into a moving and insightful verse novel! I'm reluctant to gender books, as I know any reader can relate to any subject, but I do feel like this could be a great title for helping male readers get over any negative associations they might have towards verse novels as being "not for them" - what a gripping and engaging true-life story!

  2. There are a number of books published about the Tuskeegee Airmen, and the only one I've read is Wind Flyers!

  3. You Can Fly sounds very informative. Interesting format for a nonfiction book, too. I'll have to check it out.

  4. This Book Is Out of Control sounds like a lot of fun - must find!