Monday, June 17, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/17/13

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Books I Read this Past Week...

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt @lynmullalyhunt
(5 out of 5 stars)

This was an amazing, lovely book. I hope my students read it! It tells the story of a foster child, named Carley, and her experience in a new foster family - the Murphys. You'll laugh and cry. 

Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt
(3 out of 5 stars)

Overall I really liked this book! The characters come across strongly because of the way the author writes with voice. This book would be for middle-schoolers and older - not elementary students. 

Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
(3 out of 5 stars)

Such a cute, rhyming book in the Llama Llama series. I borrowed this from a local Little Free Library and plan to return it. 

Horrible Harry and the Dragon War by Suzy   Kline
(3 out of 5 stars)

Horrible Harry is a great series for students who are in second or third grade or students who may be reading below grade level in fifth/fourth grade. Harry is an entertaining character and in this book he learns some interesting facts about Japanese dragons from Song Lee. I didn't think Harry came across as horrible at all!

Main Books I Will Read and Hopefully Finish This Week, but I am sure I'll read a few others =)

Ida B by Katherine Hannigan

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper


  1. I loved One of the Murphys and all your other books look good too, especially Ida B and Tears of a Tiger. I'll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing them.

    1. They are a bit "older" - I am still working on a very big to-read pile. Sharon Draper is one of my favorite authors. Have you ever read Out of my Mind by her? Are you on Twitter?

  2. Thanks for posting your books. I'm always looking for good middle school reads and some reads for students struggling as readers. Added several to my TBR List from your post.

    1. Glad to hear it! I appreciate your comment. Are you on Twitter?