Recent Reads and Bingo Check-In

Recent Reads and Bingo Check-In

A new month is here!

June Bingo Card

Here is my June Bingo Card. There are NetGalley titles, ARCs, and some that have sat on my shelf for far too long on this card. Unfortunately, I did not finish any books on here last week, but am currently reading 4 really good titles. I hope to get two of them completed this week.

Never fear. I DID finish some books this week! Here they are:

Books I Finished

Thank you to Pajama Press for sharing Michelle Kadarusman’s newest book, Music For Tigers, with the Lit Review Crew. This book is ALL THE STARS. It is beautifully written with descriptions that take you to deep into Australia with all of its wildlife and plant life. I will write more in a new blog post and I will share my bullet journal notes! You can buy this title here.

Another FIVE STAR read is Dragon Hoops! This is a graphic novel from Gene Luen Yang, author of Boxers and Saints, American Born Chinese, Superman Smashes the Klan, and many more amazing titles. This book was something different than what I expected. It was told through Gene’s eyes as an adult. At first, I wasn’t sure if it would be popular with my students as it is told through an adult’s eyes. However, as I read, I came to realize that my students will latch on to this title, especially my athletic students. The history of basketball, the Dragon’s journey to California State Championships, and the focus on each character’s individual journeys is absolutely wonderful. You can purchase this book here.

You can read my review of this book here.

You can read my review of this book here.

Cece Bell is hilarious and if you haven’t read her Chick and Brain books yet, you should! They are hilarious. They remind me of Captain Underpants, but for younger readers. I liked the plot twist at the end of this one too. I am always game for a book that makes me giggle and Cece Bell did just that. You can purchase here.

My students LOVE the Weird But True books by National Geographic, so when I saw this title, I was drawn to it thinking they would like it too. I read this book in one sitting! It was very informative and organized really well. Although some of the images weren’t complete, (I was reading an ARC) the ones that were finished were really great. I definitely think my students will be fighting over who gets to borrow this one first. You can purchase it here.

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I am a middle school English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher.

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