Monday, March 24, 2014

It's Monday...What Are You Reading?'s Monday again! It's cold AGAIN here in Minnesota and my kids are headed to sunny, warm Florida this morning to visit my parents for the week while my husband and I have to work. I have a different Spring Break this year...super BIG BUMMER! 

I thought I would post what I am currently I've been reading some AWESOME books lately. 

I have read so many children's books lately that I decided to hit up Amazon for some new books. The first one that I read was 
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. I literally read this book in 2 or 3 days. It is about a girl who travels across the country on an orphan train and lands in Minnesota. (random part that I didn't know about until I read it!) The book details her life and sucks you in and makes you want to keep reading about her life. I could not put this book down!

The next book that I picked up was Me Before You By: JoJo Moyes.
This book was highly recommended by a I bought it! It is another awesome book that I can not put down. I even took to the Minnesota Gopher's basketball game this weekend and when I pulled it out my daughter about died and made me put it back in my purse. I have been carrying this book with me everywhere to try to sneak in a chapter here or there. I'm about halfway done and it won't take too much longer to finish. It is about a quadriplegic and the girl that cares for him. 

We just finished RUMP this week and the students LOVED it! And I mean...LOVED it! It was awesome and amazing and EVERYONE should read it! 
The book by Leisl Shurtliff provided our class with so many moments of deep thinking! The students loved hearing this "spin" on Rumplestiltskin and are patiently awaiting the book "Jack" due out next Spring! 

The next read aloud that we will be starting TODAY will be 
Walls Within Walls by: Maureen Sherry. I have heard great things about this book and my students love books that have puzzles in them and make them think. I think that they are really going to enjoy this book. I read the first chapter this weekend and I think this book will be a hit! I'll keep you posted on my thoughts! 

And last but not least, for our class after school Book Club...I am reading
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by: Karen Foxlee. I love seeing many of my students checking this book out of their local library, reading it in class,and talking about it with the other students in class. We are meeting after Spring Break and will have our 2nd book club meeting since February. This is a great book and has kept me hooked since I started reading it. Lots of great discussion will emerge from this book! 


  1. Oh! A new Leisl Shurtliff book, how exciting. Rump was adorable. Thanks for the heads up on that one. Have a great week! ~Megan

  2. Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy sounds like a must-read alongside Snicker of Magic this year - middle grade novels to look out for. I've been reading a lot about Rump, and I am fascinated by Rumplestiltskin, so this one would be an interesting read.