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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book!

Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too.

We encourage everyone who participates to support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

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Tuesday: Weird But True: Class Collaborative Research Activity

Friday: Teachers’ Guide for Charlie & Mouse updated with Charlie & Mouse Even Better by Laurel Snyder

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “The Picture Book That Started As An Assignment” by Stephanie Ward, Author of Arabella and the Magic Pencil

**Click on any picture/link to view the post**

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Kellee

  • Superbuns!: Kindness is her SuperPower by Diane Krednesor: What a wonderful book! It would fit wonderfully with my kindness yearly beginning of the year activity where students and I talk about what kindness is and how it can change lives–Superbuns and her sister, Blossom, emulate the message!
  • The Adventures of SuperHero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks: I really love Friends with Boys and Nameless City, so when I saw that my library had this title as an ebook, I grabbed it, and I loved this story of
  • Salem Hyde: Frozen Fiasco by Frank Cammuso: This series is so much fun and so cute–I can’t wait to read it with Trent!
  • Star Scouts: The Invasion of Scuttlebots by Mike Lawrence: Seems like the final Star Scouts book, and it has a great story and message.
  • Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts: BEAUTIFUL! Find this and enjoy, Potter fans!
  • Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot! by Cece Bell: As I’d assumed after Cece Bell talked about this book at ALA Annual, Trent thought it was hilarious!!!
  • Disney Read Alongs!: Love that we can fill our car time with listening and reading along to books.
  • Narwhal by Katie Marsico: Trent LOVES Narwhals, so at the Natural History Museum where there was a Narwhal exhibit, Trent and I got this nonfiction book. Very informative!
  • Spencer’s New Pet by Jessie Sima: Wow–what an ending!
  • I’m Worried by Michael Ian Black: This one became a Trent favorite as soon as we read it!

Ricki

I haven’t finished any books this week, but I’ve read a few dozen journal articles. 🙂

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Kellee

  • Listening but paused: Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday by Natalie C. Anderson
  • Now Listening to (my library hold is in while the other I own): Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
  • Reading: Compass South by Hope Larson

Ricki

This week, I am reading The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein. It is very good!

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Wednesday: Creative Writing Prompts for Tomorrow Most Likely by Dave Eggers

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Bonding a Classroom Over Books: Read Aloud as a Community Builder” by Kristin Thorsness, Author of The Wicked Tree

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book!

Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too.

We encourage everyone who participates to support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

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Wednesday: Review and Giveaway!: My Name is Wakawakaloch! by Chana Stiefel
**Giveaway open until Thursday!!**

Friday: Educators’ Guide for Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker by Mara Rocklif

**Click on any picture/link to view the post**

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Kellee

  • Stargazing by Jen Wang: I loved this graphic novel! How wonderful to have this representation in a book! Nerdy girls, under achieving girls, weird girls, loving friendships, hidden illnesses, artistic girls…
  • Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is my Nurse by Shane Burcaw: “With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, twenty-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy.”
  • Rot, the Cutest in the World by Ben Clanton: Josh Funk and I chatted about the brilliance and humor of Ben Clanton and how much Trent loves Narwhal & Jelly, and he introduced us to Rot. Love him!
  • Books by Josh Funk: Josh came to visit Orlando and did a story time! We read It’s Not Hansel and Gretel as a prep then at story time he read all of the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast books. It was so great!
  • Mr. Putter & Tabby by Cynthia Rylant: We’re trying out fun chapter books with Trent to see which one he likes, and Mr. Putter and Tabby are winners! We now have a bunch of them on my phone in Overdrive and Hoopla to read–he is a fan!
  • 100 Days of Sun Light by Abbie Emmons: “When 16-year-old poetry blogger Tessa Dickinson is involved in a car accident and loses her eyesight for 100 days, she feels like her whole world has been turned upside-down.”
  • Fox + Chick: The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier: “Mom, are there more of these?!” I’m so glad he loved this book as I did too. Now we need to get the second one to read!
  • Titch by Pat Huchins: We read this after Trent read it at school and wanted to talk about it, and I hadn’t read it!
  • Pinky and Rex by James Howe: Another chapter book that we tried out. He liked it but didn’t immediately ask for the next one.
  • Short Stories for Little Monsters by Marie-Louise Gay: What a weird yet good and still odd and interesting book!

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Kellee

  • Listening: Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday by Natalie C. Anderson
  • Haven’t started a new book yet.
  • And I don’t know what Trent and I are going to start tonight either.

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Tuesday: Weird But True: Class Collaborative Research Activity

Friday: Teachers’ Guide for Charlie & Mouse updated with Charlie & Mouse Even Better by Laurel Snyder

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “The Picture Book That Started As An Assignment” by Stephanie Ward, Author of Arabella and the Magic Pencil

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Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book!

Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too.

We encourage everyone who participates to support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

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Tuesday:  OCPS Appetite for Instruction Podcast with Kellee: Unleashing Young Readers

Thursday: The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros

Friday:  Educators’ and Discussion Guide for What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers

Sunday: Author Guest Post: Self-Esteem and Students by Karen S. McGowan, Author of Kelly’s Adventures

**Click on any picture/link to view the post**

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Kellee

  • Will be reviewing My Name is Wakawakaloch! this week.
  • What We Buried by Kate A Boorman: Siblings that resent each other on a road trip after their parents disappear right before their emancipation trial; however, “what starts as a simple overnight road trip soon takes a turn for the dangerous and surreal.”
  • The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais: “Moving halfway across the country to Colorado right before senior year isn’t Maya’s idea of a good time. Leaving behind Pratt School for the Deaf where she’s been a student for years only to attend a hearing school is even worse. Maya has dreams of breaking into the medical field and is determined to get the grades and a college degree to match, and she’s never considered being Deaf a disability. But her teachers and classmates at Engelmann High don’t seem to share her optimism.”
  • The newest Dog Man is just as good as the others! Trent loves these books as do I and so do my students–it is just a win-win-win book!
  • Who Wants An Old Teddy Bear is Jim’s book from when he was a kid which we were told is one of his favorites, so it was so much fun to read it to Trent for the first time.

Ricki

This week, I read If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. I loved listening to the author’s note and how Meredith Russo talks about essentializing transgender identities. I have been thinking about this a lot since I finished the book, and I think it will give readers much to ponder. This is a great book. If you haven’t read it yet, I recommend it highly.

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Kellee

  • Reading: 100 Days of Sun Light by Abbie Emmons
  • Listening: I don’t know! I can’t find what I want to listen to through my library…
  • Reading with Trent: We’ll see what we start tonight!

Ricki

I am rereading The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah. This time, I am listening to it on audio. I really like this book and am excited to share it with students in a few weeks.

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Wednesday: Review and Giveaway!: My Name is Wakawakaloch! by Chana Stiefel

Friday: Educators’ Guide for Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker by Mara Rockliff

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Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book!

Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too.

We encourage everyone who participates to support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

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Tuesday: Student Voices: “We Shouldn’t Be…” (A Poem) by Monika & Jordan with an image by Serine

Thursday: Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

Friday: Teachers’ Guide for Barkus series updated with Barkus: Dog Dreams by Patricia MacLachlan

**Click on any picture/link to view the post**

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Kellee

  • Truman by Jean Reidy is one of my new favorite picture books though I am bias because I love land tortoises!
  • Catwad by Jim Benton is like an even grumpier Garfield.
  • Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger: “Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go.”
  • Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos: “A heartrending and hopeful debut novel about a nonverbal girl and her passion for space exploration.”
  • Cursed by Karol Ruth Silverstein: “An #ownvoices contemporary/realistic YA debut. 14 year old Erica “Ricky” Bloom, is newly diagnosed with a painful chronic illness and pretty pissed off about it.”

Ricki

While visiting my son’s new elementary school, we checked out the gorgeous library. We saw The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros on display. Whew. This book is powerful. It took all of me not to start sobbing in the middle of the library.

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Kellee

  • Reading: The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen
  • Listening To: What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman
  • Reading with Trent: Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey

Ricki

I’m reading an NCTE friend’s book draft, and it is fantastic. It is a secret, so I am not able to reveal much more. 🙂

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Tuesday:  OCPS Appetite for Instruction Podcast with Kellee: Unleashing Young Readers

Thursday: The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros

Friday:  Educators’ and Discussion Guide for What Can a Citizen Do? by Dave Eggers

Sunday: Author Guest Post: Self-Esteem and Students by Karen S. McGowan, Author of Kelly’s Adventures

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Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book!

Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too.

We encourage everyone who participates to support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

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Tuesday: Student Voices!: Pros and Cons About Digital Schools by Maelynn

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Kellee

I’m back!!!
Thank you so much for understanding about my summer. It has been an eventful one. First was ALA then we moved then we were out of town for 16 days and then we had the loss in our family. On top of that…

I am now the librarian at my school! AH! I am so excited (and nervous)!
So that meant I had to move at school also.

Now, I have been away from IMWAYR since June 17th, so I am just going to share the images of the books I read (top are the most recently read). Check out Goodreads to see more about them:

Ricki

Wow, Kellee! I can’t get over that list!

My son is obsessed with High Five by Adam Rubin. He loves the interactive nature—he gets to create a silly chant and high five the characters on the page.

All three of my boys were cuddled in the bed and captivated by Moonshot by Brian Floca. I think he is one of my favorite picture book authors. I am in awe of his talent.

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Kellee

Currently Reading: Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger

Currently Listening: Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos

Currently Reading with Trent: Science Comics: Polar Bears by Jason Viola

Ricki

I was in a bit of a reading rut post-baby. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo is pulling me out of it. I am really looking forward to listening to the rest of this book!

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Tuesday: Student Voices: “We Shouldn’t Be…” (A Poem) by Monika & Jordan with an image by Serine

Thursday: Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca

Friday: Teachers’ Guide for Barkus series updated with Barkus: Dog Dreams by Patricia MacLachlan

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Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book!

Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too.

We encourage everyone who participates to support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

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Tuesday: Student Voices!: Thoughts on Middle School by Breno, Leila, Josh, Nick, Damon, & Nathan

Friday: From an Idea Series by Lowey Bundy Sichol

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Kellee

I know I have been gone for a while but we suffered a family loss this last week, and I am taking off a bit more time from Mondays as we spend time as a family. Thank you for understanding!
(and I apologize in advance for the LONG Monday post when I do get back…)

Ricki

This week, my son and I have been reading many of the BOB books. These are great first readers and quite fun. We’ve also been learning about the value of coins. There was a fun workbook in Target this week. Normally, I don’t love workbooks, but there are some workbooks that are genuinely FUN! I haven’t read any YA books this week, and all of my nightly reading with the kids has been picture books.

However, I am excited to share that I’ve organized ten teacher call-out boxes for my book about YAL in the classroom. Several readers of this blog shared some great teaching ideas, and I can’t wait to send them on to NCTE! 🙂

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Ricki

I hit a bit of a reading rut because my baby is adjusting out of a swaddle. It turns out that this pulls away from sleeping time. I am hoping to get back into reading some good books soon. I am sorry—life is a bit wild right now, but I am working on getting back into reading some good stuff.

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Tuesday: Student Voices!: Pros and Cons About Digital Schools by Maelynn

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Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book!

Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too.

We encourage everyone who participates to support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

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Tuesday: Student Voices!: Short Essays on Reading and Books by Luis, Star, Paola, Amy, Alex, Maya, Axel, Cooper, & Jacob

Friday: 5 Worlds: The Red Maze by Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel

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Kellee

We are moving homes here in Orlando, so I am going to take off about 6 weeks to get my family moved and settled. I’ll be back early August.

Ricki

Hi, all! I just returned very late from a day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park with my visiting family. I hope you all had a great reading week!

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Tuesday: Student Voices!: Thoughts on Middle School by Breno, Leila, Josh, Nick, Damon, & Nathan

Friday: From an Idea Series by Lowey Bundy Sichol

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Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

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