Monday, April 22, 2013

4/22/13 It's Monday! What are you reading?

I finished reading::
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine- I was hooked to this historical fiction novel about integration in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1958.  Stories about this time period are popular in our school library.  I look forward to promoting this title to our students. 

Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson- I started listening to this on audiobook and had to checkout the print version to quickly finish reading it.  This story left me relieved, angry and sad all at the same time.  

City of Orphans by Avi- I was a little skeptical about this novel.  The story is set in 1893 in New York City and gives readers a taste of what life was like for immigrant families, especially children.  It's fast paced with a mystery to be solved.

I am currently reading:
The Apothecary by Maile Maloy
Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby (audiobook) 
Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho

I read these titles aloud to my little guy:
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Oh, No! by Candace Fleming
Little Dog Lost: The True Story a Brave Dog Named Baltic by Monica Carnesi
No Sleep for Sheep by Karen Beaumont
Chloe and the Lion by Mac Barnett
Road Work Ahead by Anastasia Suen
Star of the Week by Barney Saltzberg


  1. I was pleasantly surprised by City of Orphans too. I didn't think I would like it, but I did.

  2. I'm really struggling with "Icefall." I'm listening to it on audio. I'm trying really hard to stick with it. I need to find someone that has read it, so we can talk about where this story is going.