It’s Monday – What I’m Reading



I’m making my way through the pile of picture books above. I haven’t read them all yet but there are three in particular I would highly recommend.

Good Rosie! (Candlewick Press) by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Harry Bliss is a great introduction to the graphic novel format for young readers. Rosie is a little dog who wants a friend but is fearful of new situations and dogs she doesn’t know. It would be a perfect read for preschoolers or kindergartners (or anyone, actually) who find themselves in new situations where they don’t know anyone. It’s a delightful twist on how to make friends and deal with differences.

Kitten and the Night Watchman (Simon & Schuster) by John Sullivan and illustrated by Taeeun Yoo is another friendship story, but this one is about a kitten who needs a home. I particularly liked seeing how the illustrations supported the text.

In The Field (North South Books) written by Baptiste Paul and illustrated by Jacqueline Alcantara we learn not only about the universally popular sport of soccer (futbol), but also have the opportunity to learn a few Creole words and experience the beauty of the island setting. Baptiste Paul’s text is sparse, but his authentic voice relays the excitement of the game, the importance of teamwork, and the pride of his culture.

I’m also rereading via audio the adult novel The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah – a troubled-family saga that takes place in Alaska in the 1970’s. Definitely worth the read (or listen) not only for the story, but also for the beautiful descriptions of the Alaskan wild.

What are you reading?

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6 Responses to It’s Monday – What I’m Reading

  1. Shaye Miller says:

    I’m heading over to Goodreads to make sure I have Kitten and the Night Watchman and The Field on my TBR list. I am very much looking forward to reading Good Rosie! Thank you for the shares this week, Rose!

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  2. We absolutely love Good Rosie and The Field – Both incredible titles that are in our coaching bags so we can share them with teachers every day!

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  3. I enjoyed Good Rosie and bought a copy last week. This past weekend I was at the Boston Book Festival and Kate DiCamillo was there so I had to buy another so I could have a signed copy. I agree about The Great Alone. While I was reading it I kept thinking that I wanted to visit Alaska (which is kind of unbelievable since I’m cold if the temps drop below 70 degrees!)

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  4. cweichel says:

    I wish my library would hurry up and bring Good Rosie! in! Kitten and the Night Watchman is one I’ll be on the lookout for too.

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  5. crbrunelle says:

    I will watch for Good Rosie! and the Kitten and the Night Watchman sounds cute.

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  6. Myra GB says:

    I see Forever Or A Day in your stack – I just read that one myself and loved it – will be featuring it soonest. 🙂 Have a great reading week ahead of you!

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