Monday, June 11, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This week I read:

A Crooked Kind of Perfect
A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban

I enjoyed this book about a girl who wants to learn to play the piano but her parents get her an organ. 

Hound Dog True
Hound Dog True by Linda Urban

I also enjoyed this book about a very shy girl who moves in with her uncle and writes in her notebook.  I love the line, "You can't have brave without being scared."

The Art of Miss Chew

The Art of Miss Chew by Patricia Polacco

Another great book that I enjoyed this week. This book is about an art teacher who inspires a child to believe in herself and her art. 

Marty McGuire

Marty Mcguire by Kate Messner

In the words of my nine year old when we finished listening to the audio book, "That was good!" 

I am now reading:

Outliers: The Story of Success
Outliers:  The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

The Lemonade War
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies


  1. My girls 8 and 10 agree on the Marty McGuire review--it is great, as is the sequel. Both those Linda Urban books are in my TBR pile. I liked The Art of Miss Chew, too, though I think the Junk Yard Wonders touched me even more. Have you read that one? Polacco is so great.

    1. I agree that Polacco is great. Junk Yard Wonders is on my favorite books list.

  2. What a great list of books - loveP. Polacco!
    The Outliers was a surprising read and informative.

  3. So many greats!!!! I love Hound Dog True and Crooked Kind of Perfect. Crooked Kind of Perfect really made me reflect on who I am as a mom believe it or not. Marty and Lemonade War are greats, too! Love them!

    1. I love the mother's actions at the end of Crooked Kind of Perfect.