It’s Monday – What I’m Reading

IMWAYRI added two great picture books to my “recommend this book” list last week. Everything You Need for a Treehouse by Carter Higgins and illustrated by Emily Hughes is a beautiful book and a wonderful example of how words and pictures complement each other. The beginning and ending lines mirror each other (I call books like these “bookend books”), and everything in between is lyrical and magical. This book is a great example of writing in the second person.


I stop by my local library quite often to pick up books I have reserved or asked to borrow from other libraries. Of course I’m always on the look-out for some surprises, and last week I picked up A Dog Named Doug written and illustrated by Karma Wilson. Readers of all ages will delight in this fun story and Doug’s outrageous antics. Let your imagination run wild!


Happy reading!

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

  1. Rose – We don’t know either one of these. Many of our teachers are starting fiction units of study in writing workshop and perhaps A Dog Named Doug will be a fun mentor text for kids to explore. Thanks for the suggestions!

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  2. Shaye Miller says:

    I’ve heard wonderful things about both of these books. They’re still on my TBR list and I hope I can borrow a copy over soon. Thank you for sharing these, Rose, and I hope you have a wonderful reading week!

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  3. I am not familiar with it but something about the title and cover of A Dog Named Doug is appealing. Thanks for the post, I am going to check these out!

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  4. “Bookend books” is a great name. I enjoy when an author starts and ends a book in the same way. A Dog Named Doug looks fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. cweichel says:

    Everything You Need for a Treehouse sounds like everything I love in a picture book. I added it to my ‘for later’ shelf because I am overwhelmed with books as it is right now!

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