10.21 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #DogsOfWar

A new week, a new batch of books—both finished and being read. Today is…

Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week & the titles we are currently reading.}


I read this ARC from NetGalley. It is due out on October 29.
These three tales of dogs in war—from the trench warfare of WWI, to a WWII expedition in Greenland, to a struggling soldier returned from Vietnam—were captivating. These weren’t just tales of dogs, based on real uses of dogs in war time. These were tales of soldiers and the important role dogs played in their lives. A very interesting and worthwhile read. I was particularly intrigued by the story of the Vietnam soldier Lanford and his dog Sheba. The author did a neat job of showing the recently-returned soldier’s struggles as he interacted with the local boy Henry and his new puppy, Bouncer.
There were a few times where I felt the pictures were a little too busy and could have used some narration to clarify what was happening, but overall I enjoyed the book.
Here is the author’s site.
The illustrator has also published some of the illustrations from the book online, both on the comic book resources site and his Twitter feed.
What were PARENTS reading last week? Let’s check it out. (Thank you, commenters, for contributing to our book awareness. Reading is not a “school thing”.)
[Check back throughout the day for updates of my students’ reading.]
This past week, my A Class has read:
13 books
My B Class has read:
11 books
My C Class has read:
12 books
I’m about halfway through this book. Description here.
I’m on page 300 (of 539).
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Before you see what the students are reading… what are you reading? Please leave a comment and let us know—and show the students that reading isn’t just a “school” thing.

(For every parent who leaves a comment with what you’re reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…)

[Check back at the end of the day to see the cool spinning pictures of what my students are reading.]

Click the picture below for A Class SpinCam
Click the picture below for B Class SpinCam
Click the picture below for C Class SpinCam

[If anyone else is using SpinCam to show what your students are reading, I’d love to know about it and link to my Friday post. Thanks.]
David Etkin

8 thoughts on “10.21 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #DogsOfWar

  1. Pingback: 10.28 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #PaladinProphecy #FreakingOut | {Eat the Book}

  2. Scholastic let Dogs of War out early–I got it at my Book Fair in early Oct. I am still working on cataloging that huge cart of books, so it may not hit my shelves until 10/29 😉

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