Monday, January 15, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 01/15/2018

Here is what I have been reading.  To find out more about each one, click on the book title.  

I am currently reading Out of My Mind.  All I can say is, Wow!  The story is written from the perspective of a disabled child.  I love stories that broaden my understanding of others, which this one is doing in spades.

Bird.  This picture book, geared for middle grade students, is a heart-wrenching tale of loss and hardship as a child deals with his grandfather’s death and his brother’s addiction. 

Ling and Ting series.  I love this early reader series.  The characters are charming and entertaining. 

Flutter and Hum Animal Poems.  I could not take my eyes of this stunning picture book of poems.


  1. Out of My Mind is a favorite. Our fifth graders read it as part of a novel study and it is definitely a story that they can't stop talking about.

    1. I am not surprised it is popular. I wish there were books like it (at least that I knew of) when I was young. I can tell it is a story that stays with you.

  2. Out of My Mind is wonderful, as you shared. I will look for Bird!

  3. I love Grace Lin, but have never read that series. I'll have to check it out!

  4. I love how Bird does not really fit into any specific category in children's lit - not really a picture book, not an early chapter book, not middle grade either. I like everything about it, and how unapologetically powerful it is.

  5. Oh, I love Grace Lin's books! Thanks for the reminder--I need to get these for my new reader!


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