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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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Last Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favorite “Summer” Books

Wednesday: Behind the Legend Series: The Loch Ness Monster & Big Foot by Erin Peabody

Thursday: Guest Review: Grandma in Blue with Red Hat by Scott Menchin

Friday: 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel

Congratulations to Hannah for winning Caring for Your Lion!

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 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee

Happy Memorial Day! I’m taking this Monday off to enjoy my three day weekend, but I will update you next week 🙂

Also, just as a heads up, I’ll be taking off two Mondays in June also: one for Future Problem Solvers International Conference (anyone live in Wisconsin?) and the other for the American Library Association Annual Conference (anyone going to be there?).

 Ricki

Happy Memorial Day! I spent the last week working on the details for my sister’s bridal shower that was this Sunday. I apologize that I missed out on visiting blogs last week, but I promise to be better!

I finished listening to The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle. What a fantastic book! I particularly loved that the author read the book. This made it feel quite special. This text provides a lot of great opportunities for discussion, and it would make a great addition to high school classrooms.

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This Week’s Expeditions
 Ricki

I am still reading Scythe by Neal Shusterman. It’s just as good as everyone says. 🙂

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Upcoming Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Great Books with a Tree on the Cover

Wednesday: Kwame Alexander: The 2017 CSLP Summer Reading Champion

Thursday: Guest Review: The Dark by Lemony Snicket

Friday: Animal Identity Picture Books: Leaping Lemmings by John Briggs & Hoot and Honk Just Can’t Sleep by Leslie Helakoski

 So, what are you reading?

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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IMWAYR 2015 logo

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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Last Week’s Posts

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top ten tuesday 

Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Love to Read to our Sons

Wednesday: The Case of the Stinky Stench by Josh Funk

Thursday:  Review and Giveaway!: Caring for Your Lion by Tammi Sauer
Giveaway open until Wednesday!

Friday: FRAMED!: A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery by James Ponti

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 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee

This week was super busy, but I still had time to devour Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz. This is the 10th Alex Rider book; however, it is actually a prequel mixed with a different point of view of #1. And WHOA! What a great read! I’ve loved this series since I picked up the first book and none of them have let me down! I realized the other day when I was talking to a couple of teachers that Stormbreaker came out 13 years ago, so some newer teachers don’t know about this series, so if you don’t know about it–PICK IT UP! It is in my top ten favorite series ever!

 Ricki

My son and I read Real Friends by Shannon Hale in one sitting. This may be weird to some of you (because he is 3-years-old), but he really enjoyed it. We talked about the themes on his level. Shannon Hale’s memoir is going to be an important book for many readers. It delves into issues of popularity, in-crowds, bullying, and kindness. I wish I had this book when I was in 5th grade because I had a tough time with a few students in my class. This book would have provided me solace. This is a great addition to classroom libraries.

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This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee

I am almost done with The Hate U Give! I have been listening to it every chance I get when I’m alone!

I have some reading choices to make! One is on my #mustread list, one is on the SSYRA list, and one I’m reviewing in June.

 Ricki

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I am halfway through the audio of The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle. It is a great, great book.

I just started Scythe by Neal Shusterman. So far, it is very intriguing. I am curious where it goes.

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Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday  

Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favorite “Summer” Books

Wednesday: Behind the Legend Series: The Loch Ness Monster & Big Foot by Erin Peabody

Thursday: Guest Review: Grandma in Blue with Red Hat by Scott Menchin

Friday: 5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel

 So, what are you reading?

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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Last Week’s Posts

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top ten tuesday 

Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Our Reading Wishlist

Wednesday: Teaching Guide for Alamo All-Stars by Nathan Hale

Thursday: Guest Review: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Friday: Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Bridging the Gap Between Middle Grade and Young Adult” by Janet McLaughlin, Author of Haunted Echo and Fireworks

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 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee

First, I read a title off of my #mustreadin2017 list that is my media specialist’s and fellow reading teacher’s favorite book of all time: Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer. It was so brilliantly crafted and is a fascinating look at the teenage mind, love, guilt, depression/mental illness, friendship, and literature, and I am so glad that I read it (FINALLY, as Jessica Moore would say).

I also was so happy to reread Wig in the Window by Kristen Kittscher in preparation for our Skype visit with Kristen on Friday. I love her Young and Yang mysteries!!!!

 Ricki

Thanks to everyone for the syllabus suggestions for my Adolescents’ Literature course next semester. I welcome any other suggestions of texts if anyone has any! Crystal, your suggestions were incredibly helpful!

This week, I spent a lot of time perusing potential textbooks for my Methods course. I have texts that I love, but I want to see if there are any texts that might be even better. In the meantime, I also devoured a few picture books.

We’re All Wonders by R. J. Palacio is a picture book version (but slightly different) from Wonder. I am a huge fan of Wonder, so I absolutely loved this book. This is a great book to teach kids about the differences between people and how they can #choosekind.

If I Had a Little Dream by Nina Laden is a charming picture book written through a child’s eyes. The verse is beautiful, and it reminds us to appreciate the world around us. If you like the cover, you’ll love the illustrations. I found them to be captivating.

I liked Dragons Love Tacos 2 by Adam Rubin, but I’ll admit that I liked the first book a bit more. My son found this one to be very confusing with the time travel, and I am not sure he understood it when I was explaining it to him. This one seems to be written more for the adults and older kids.

My three-year-old LOVES Batman. He thinks he is Batman. When I asked him what he did at school, he tells me he “Saved the Day!” So he loved this book, Bedtime for Batman by Michael Dahl. It tells the story of a boy who does all of the things that Batman does.

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This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee

I started The Hate U Give. Have you read this yet? If not, start it. Now. I wish I could sit in my car and just listen to it—brilliant.

I also finally picked up the prequel of the Alex Rider series. I read the whole series and love the stories, but for whatever reason I never read Yassen’s story. With Stormbreaker being read in one of my book clubs (lit circles), it has reignited my interest!

Behind the Legend: The Loch Ness Monster by Erin Peabody is so fascinating! I look forward to sharing it and its companion about Bigfoot soon.

 Ricki

I started listening to The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle. It’s awesome so far.

I also started Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy in the bookstore today. I don’t own this one and have several books that I am reading at home that I love. So I am deciding if I should buy it. I did like the first two chapters a lot!

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Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday 

Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Books We Love to Read to our Sons

Wednesday: The Case of the Stinky Stench by Josh Funk

Thursday: Caring for Your Lion by Tammi Sauer

Friday: FRAMED!: A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery by James Ponti

 So, what are you reading?

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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CONGRATULATIONS
Jana E.
for winning a copy of Share, Bear, Share!

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Last Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: Ten Covers of the Rainbow

Wednesday: You Can Be a Paleontologist! by Dr. Scott Sampson

Thursday: On Duck Pond by Jane Yolen

Friday: The Sweet Spot and The Perfect Trip by Stacy Mozer

Sunday: Author Q&A!: Tracey Hecht, Author of The Nocturnals, on Creating Worlds, Researching Animals and Still Finding Time to Read

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 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee

Seigel’s new series, 5 Worlds, is going to be so popular in my classroom! It has already been read by at least 5 students in a couple of weeks since I’ve had it! I look forward to sharing it more during its blog tour later in May.
I also read both of Nicola Yoon’s books this week, and they both are so addictive; however, I definitely enjoyed The Sun is Also a Star more than Everything Everything, but it is because I figured out the reveal before it was revealed. My teacher book club is going to go see the movie together–is it bad to admit that this may be a story that I’ll like more as a movie? The Sun is Also a Star was a winning love story for me. It was brilliantly crafted and the love was just heart-pounding!
Lastly, I finished listening to Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington. It is a book that I definitely recommend but not as an audiobook. I don’t think the format fits audiobooks because it switches too often between narrating, thinking, and dialogue and reading the book will definitely make those switches easier to follow. The story is one that I think will be important for many middle schoolers to read–it is about friendship, bullying, and mental health.

 Ricki

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I regret to say that I finished The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. My life will feel a lot more empty without these beautiful, powerful voices inspiring me each day. This book will be on my course syllabus next year, and I can’t wait to talk about it with students. I will also be adding it to my favorite books of all time list. I recommend this book to everyone and anyone.

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This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee

I haven’t started anything new yet! I need both an audiobook and a book, but I don’t know what I am going to pick up. A colleague has been asking me to read a book for over a year now, so I think I’ll pick it up 🙂

 Ricki

My book list for my Adolescents’ Literature class is due in two weeks, so I am trying to read very purposefully right now. Is there any book that has been published in the last two-three years that is a must-include? I have so many great books and ARCs, and I am trying to decide which one to read next. Thanks in advance!

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Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday 

Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Our Reading Wishlist

Wednesday: Teaching Guide for Alamo All-Stars by Nathan Hale

Thursday: Guest Review: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Friday: Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman

 So, what are you reading?

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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CONGRATULATIONS

KATIE 
for winning a copy of Posted by John David Anderson

and

NIKKI

for winning a copy of Cowboy Car by Jeanie Franz Ransom

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Last Week’s Posts

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top ten tuesday   

Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make us Instantly Make us Want to Read a Book

Wednesday:  Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth

Thursday: Review and Giveaway!: Share, Big Bear, Share! by Maureen Wright

Giveaway open until Wednesday!

Friday: In the Middle School Classroom: Creative and Argumentative Writing with Papertoy Glowbots by Brian Castleforte

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 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee

This was one of those odd weeks where I didn’t have anything that I HAD to read, so I was able to pick what to read. To be honest, this is always harder than I think it should be because I have so many books I want to read; however, I decided to go for my #mustread list and a book that Michele recommended to me this time.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli is just a perfect high school story. It has the right bits of snark and romance and drama.
I am so mad at myself for waiting so long to read The Hunted! I loved The Living, and I loved The Hunted. It is interesting though because they are two very different dystopian/post-apocalyptic stories because they deal with two different conflicts, but you really need to read both to understand the full devastation you are just introduced to in The Living.

Moon Shadow was recommended by Michele Knott, and I know exactly why! Moon Shadow is a wonderful middle grade allusion to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde but more than that as well. It is hard to explain. It is about dealing with change and standing up for yourself and growing up and learning about your personality.

And I finally finished the Masterminds series! OH MY GOODNESS! The whole premise and story and everything is so good! I can’t tell you much about this one because it’ll spoil the first two, but I highly recommend all three.

With Trent, we have discovered book movies on Hoopla through our public library, and it has added another level to our reading because you get the read along ability of a picture book and you get the narrator of an audiobook and you get animation! This week we read You and Me by Susan Verde and Locomotive by Brian Floca.

Another picture book that Trent, Jim, and I have been reading this week has been Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk, and reading it with Trent now that he is a bit older is just hilarious! He asks SO many questions and argues about what things are and overall just gets really into the story.

 Ricki

 

.I enjoyed Share, Big Bear, Share by Maureen Wright (click the link to enter the giveaway!) and On Duck Pond by Jane Yolen. Both are excellent books for different reasons. Share, Big Bear, Share made me laugh, and I immediately thought about its classroom possibilities. On Duck Pond is a quiet book that reminded me of Make Way for Ducklings. This book just feels like a classic.

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This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee

I’m currently reading Five Worlds: The Sand Warrior by Mark Siegel, the first book in a new graphic novel series, and I am listening to Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington, a title on our Sunshine State Young Reader Award list. Here’s the list if you are interested:

 Ricki

.I’m just about finished listening to The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. I graduate next Monday, and then, my work load will decrease exponentially, I hope! I am looking forward to more time to read. 🙂

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Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday  

Tuesday: The Ten Covers of the Rainbow

Wednesday: You Can Be a Paleontologist! by Dr. Scott Sampson

Thursday: On Duck Pond by Jane Yolen

Friday: The Sweet Spot and The Perfect Trip by Stacy Mozer

 So, what are you reading?

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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Last Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Unique Books

Wednesday:  An Interactive Children’s Book App: Care For Our World by Karen Robbins from Sunbreak Games

Thursday: Review and Giveaway!: Cowboy Car by Jeanie Franz Random

**Giveaway open until Wednesday!**

Friday: Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway!: Posted by John David Anderson

**Giveaway open until Friday!**

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Using a Book as a Stepping Stone to Exploration” by Steve Schatz, Author of The Adima Chronicles

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 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee

I loved seeing what Sam’s adventure after baseball camp! All the characters you love are there, but the conflict and setting are all different. I hope Stacy continues to bring Sam’s stories to us.

I am so glad that I read Framed last week! The new Sunshine State Young Reader Award list came out this week and lo and behold, there was Framed by James Ponti. I was so excited to be able to book talk this book for my students when the list came out.

 Ricki

I passed my dissertation defense! Hooray!!!

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This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee

Now that I figured out my Masterminds fiasco, I am happily listening to book 3. A big turn just happened as I got home Friday, so I cannot wait to continue listening on Monday (today)!

I’m jumping into my #mustread list with The Hunted, and I was sucked right back into Shy’s messed-up world!

 Ricki

Because of my dissertation (and putting my house on the market), I didn’t have time to read with my eyes this week. But I am more than halfway through The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, which I am listening to with my ears. GET THIS BOOK. I’ll be putting it on my course syllabus next semester.

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Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday   

Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make us Instantly Make us Want to Read a Book

Wednesday:  Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth

Thursday: Review and Giveaway!: Share, Big Bear, Share! by Maureen Wright

Friday: In the Middle School Classroom: Papertoy Glowbots with Creative Writing and Debate

 So, what are you reading?

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!

 Signature andRickiSig

 

IMWAYR 2015 logo

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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Last Week’s Posts

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Tuesday: MANY Reading Without Walls Recommendations

Wednesday: Animal Ark by Joel Sartore and Kwame Alexander

Thursday: Guest Review: Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Friday: Picture Books That Celebrate Books!: Chicken Story Time by Sandy Asher & Mark Fearing; How This Book was Made by Mac Barnett & Adam Rex; and Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar by Emily MacKenzie

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 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee

Trent and I read some fantastic picture books this week!
I’ve had Penguin Problems since NCTE, but Trent picked it up for the first time this week, and now he loves it and so do I! What a funny, cute book! We love penguins and this book is a wonderful penguin book.
This week, Trent got his first BOOX (Books in a Box) from Powell’s (a gift from Meemaw and G’dad), and it included Not Quite Narwhal and a stuffed Narwhal named Spike. Trent is obsessed with his Narwhal now and loves not only Spike but Kelp, the Narwhal in Not Quite Narwhal. It is a great story about fitting in and a good discussion starter about families.


Someone (I CAN’T REMEMBER WHO! Was it you?) recommend McToad Mows Tiny Island by Tom Angelberger to us since Trent loves vehicles, and we read it this weekend. How wonderful is this book?!? Funny and informative combined with John Hendrix’s amazing illustrations = a new favorite!
Finally, we received One Lonely Fish by Thomas Flintham from Bloomsbury, and Trent and I have read it so many times! He still laughs when we get to #10. I love when we found books that make counting fun, and books that Trent feels confident to read himself.

Wow! I loved both of these middle grade novels, and I cannot wait to share the with you and with my students. Both deal with how differences shouldn’t cause bullying and discrimination.

Funny story! I thought I read this book, but when I went to go read the 3rd book and went to go read the notes I put for the 2nd book, and I realized I hadn’t reviewed the 2nd book on Goodreads which got me thinking, “Did I read the 2nd book?!?” But when I started thinking about it, I couldn’t remember much of the story. I talked to a student at school who had just read it, and he asked me some non-spoiler questions, and I realized I hadn’t! Everywhere I put that I was so excited for book 3, but I hadn’t read 2! But then I started listening to 2, and I knew everything that was going to happen. Now I was completely confused… But then, about 1/3 of the way into the book, I didn’t know what was going to happen, and I realized that I had only listened to a third of it! WHY?! I still don’t know why. But I finished it now! And loved it!

 Ricki

My dissertation defense is this week, so I have been preparing my presentation. I did take my boys to the bookstore and was able to read these two books to them. We also read several Batman books, that I am not including on this post (eye roll). Can you tell what my son is into these days?


I adored The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin. This is the perfect baby shower gift. It reminds me of Mem Fox’s Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes a bit–between the illustrations and the mama love.

The Lost House by B. B. Cronin is a bizarre book. Each page is one color, and readers have to look for things on the pages. I enjoyed it, and it is very artsy.

My sons and I enjoyed Cowboy Car by Jeanie Franz Ransom. They are hooked on vehicles, so this was a fun read for them.

My sons and I also enjoyed Splatypus by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. This is a great book about belonging.

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This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee

 

I cannot wait to read the next book in Sam’s story as I loved the first one so much. I also have Framed! by James Ponti to read for a review next month. I found out not long ago that Ponti is a local author which is so exciting!

These books looks so interesting, and I know my students will enjoy reading about these legends.

I HOPE that this becomes available at my library soon. I am hold 1 on 1 copy, so it can’t be any longer than 3 weeks, but that is a LONG time to wait for the finale! I’m so excited!

 Ricki

Because of my dissertation (and putting my house on the market), I don’t have time to read with my eyes. But I’ve been reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas with my ears as I drive. It’s incredible.

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Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday   

Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Unique Books

Wednesday:  An Interactive Children’s Book App: Care For Our World by Karen Robbins from Sunbreak Games

Thursday: Review and Giveaway!: Cowboy Car by Jeanie Franz Random

Friday: Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway!: Posted by John David Anderson

Sunday: Author Guest Post

 So, what are you reading?

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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