What I’m Reading This Monday


Just got back from the NCTE conference in Houston! It was full of learning, reconnecting, meeting and hearing from great speakers and authors, and of course BOOKS. This morning I unpacked the book stack I was fortunate enough to come home with – poetry, picture books, novels, F&G’s, ARCs.

Laurie Purdie Salas very kindly gifted me with an F&G of her book of Haiku riddles due out in April – Lion of the Sky: Haiku For All Seasons from Millbrook Press (Lerner Publishing). This is a beautiful book not to be missed. I found myself reading each poem over and over again just to let the words sink in and fill my heart. The illustrations from Mercè López perfectly complement the text. And there is back matter! Readers are invited to try writing their own riddle-ku and are given suggestions for further reading.

Happy reading this week, and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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7 Responses to What I’m Reading This Monday

  1. Shaye Miller says:

    I hope you had a wonderful time at the NCTE conference! I had to live vicariously through all the tweets on Twitter since I couldn’t go. Looking forward to seeing what ARC reviews you’ll have up your sleep soon. Have a wonderful week, Rose!

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  2. lindabaie says:

    I enjoyed seeing all that was shared on twitter from NCTE and have great memories of going. I’m glad you met Laura & have a copy of her new book. It does sound great! Have a good week back & I’ll look for your sharing of those new books!

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  3. It was so much fun to see you at NCTE. We have Wonderland in our TBR pile too. The winner of the Charlotte Huck Award, Sweep, just arrived in the mail – Can’t wait to dig into that. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. NCTE was amazing! I have yet to unpack all my books! You will love Wonderland!

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  5. halliereadit says:

    I hope to attend NCTE one year! It always looks so dynamic! I hope you enjoy all your books

    Here’s my Monday post

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  6. I came home with some of the same books! My 4th grade students love Amy Ludwig Vanderwater so some of them read her poems today. They loved the parachute one!

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  7. cweichel says:

    Wonderland is a beautiful book! Hope you enjoy all you brought home with you, but especially that one.

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