Monday, May 25, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 5/25/15


It's Monday! What are you reading? was started by Sheila at Book Journey and was adapted for children's books from picture books through YA by Jen of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers. You can visit either site for a round up of blogs sharing their weekly readings and thoughts or search Twitter for #IMWAYR.


Last Week's Posts

  • Kit Lit Blog Hop plus Goodreads. There's still time to add your book-related posts to the latest #KidLitBlogHop! You can also join the Goodreads linky and find new folks to follow.

    Picture Books


    By Mouse and Frog (2015) by Deborah Freedman. In this cute little meta story, mouse is trying to write a new story but frog keeps interrupting with wildly different ideas about where the story is heading. It would be interesting to have students compare this book to the recent Violet and Victor Write the Best-Ever Bookworm Book (2014) by Alice Kuipers and illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia, which has a nearly identical premise.

    (I have read several other picture books this week, but I'm behind on write-ups, due to focusing on report cards this weekend. Hoping to catch up on logging books soon.)

    Middle Fiction


    Because of Mr. Terupt (2010) by Rob Buyea. This book was recommended to our class by one of my students, so I am going to share her review of the book here. Thanks, Scarlett!

    This story is about the start of fifth grade with a new teacher named Mr. Terupt. He brings some surprises to the classroom.

    This is a good book because it always has more surprises and all of the students have a different personality. Each character in the book has a voice in the story. We hear the voice of each of these characters throughout the book.

    I made a connection from the book between two girls. The connection is when someone sees someone else they can talk to them and like them better than they thought they might and not make a decision about someone from their looks. That happens with me sometimes.

    I recommend this book to anyone who likes surprises and some sad parts. In conclusion, I highly recommend this book to my classmates. I would give this book a 10 of 10.


    For the summer, I'll be joining Donalyn Miller's #bookaday Challenge. My plan is to read 90 books over the three months of summer vacation, as well as to continue furthering my exploration of award-winning and diversity books. Hope you'll join in the fun!

    Award-Winning Books Reading Challenge update: 11 books, 2 dedicated posts

    Dive into Diversity Challenge update: 122 books, 26 dedicated posts (this week: Featured Illustrator: Sean Qualls: part 2)

    Happy Reading!

    6 comments:

    1. This book was recommended to me as well by a young kid. I think there's a sequel coming out.

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      1. Thanks, Earl! Yes, I did some investigating and a book 2 is already out with 3 on the way.

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    2. I loved Because of Mr Terupt. I have been told by my readers that I can't read Saving Mr Terupt until I read Mr Terupt Falls Again. It is a great book!

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      1. Seems fair. I am a HUGE proponent of only reading books in order. (I will fight until the last day for the original publication order of Chronicles of Narnia.)

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    3. Yay Mouse and Frog! It is such a great book! It may be my favorite by Freeman that I've read.
      Mr. Terupt is a story that was recommend to me years ago, and I had kind of forgotten about it. Your post reminds me to get it back on my radar--thank you!

      Happy reading this week! :)

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      1. Thanks, Kellee! I was delighted to find a sequel (and another on the way) for Mr. Terupt too, after this post was written.

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