It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/17/18

The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about some adult fiction books as well.

Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other Kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR piles.

Picture Books

Brick who Found Herself in Architecture
Written by Joshua David Stein
Illustrated by Julia Rothman
Phaidon Press, 2018

The amazing children’s librarian my my local library suggested this picture book and I am so glad that I checked it out. The story is very clever and introduces the reader to all sorts of different architecture. I also love the layering in the story. It is a book that you could read with a young child and talk about the journey of the little brick. And you can read it with an older child and discuss deeper topics (like how the brick doesn’t want to be a castle because of all the wars and people hurt in them). If you were a brick, what would you want to be?


Sloth at the Zoom
Written by Helaine Becker
Illustrated by Orbie
Owlkids, 2018

A SLOTH PICTURE BOOK! Need I say more?! The concept for the book–a sloth accidentally ends up at the Zoom instead of the Zoo–is really fun. You can read my full review here.


The Steves
by Morag Hood
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2018

I enjoyed Morag Hood’s book, I AM BAT, so I was really excited to check out her newest book. The story is cute and I like the illustrations. It reminded me a bit of YOU ARE (NOT) SMALL by Anna Kang or MINE! By Jeff Mack.

Middle Grade

The Ghost’s Grave
by Peg Kehret
Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2005

I was waiting for an audiobook on my TBR to become available, so I checked this one out on a whim. It was SO good! The plot was compelling and the writing was excellent. It is more mystery that spooky, but there is a ghost. I would highly recommend this one.

Adult Fiction

The Hunger
by Alma Katsu
G.P. Putnam’s Sons. 2018

I have been looking forward to reading this one for months. I decided to listen to the audiobook. It is an historical fiction novel about the Donner Party with a paranormal twist. I love how Katsu wove in the true elements of the party members’ lives. The characters are well developed and it made me want to learn more about them after I finished the book. Overall, it was quite good. A great book to read this October if you’re looking for something creepy.

10 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/17/18

  1. Brick who Found Herself in Architecture is the kind of book I would purchase unseen if I still had a library budget. It sounds like there are many possible uses for it. I sure hope my library brings it in soon!

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  2. That architecture book sounds lovely! will have to find a friend with a child that is the right age for it (my nieces and nephews are too old for picture books) just so i have an excuse to buy it!

    I discovered your site through the #imwayr tag on twitter, I love the name of your blog! Sloths are the best!

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