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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.

The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!

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Tuesday: William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad by Don Tate

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi

Sunday: Authors Interview with Philippe Cousteau and Austin Aslan, Authors of The Endangereds

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Kellee


I was on a graphic novel kick because I bought Long Way Down, Animorphs, Monster, and Forget Me Nat for my library, and I didn’t want them to disappear and I never get to read them! Of the adaptations, Long Way Down was brilliant and Animorphs was intense (I’ve never read the books, but I am glad there is a GN now!)! Monster was well done but I don’t know if the format of the novel worked with the format of the graphic novel. Juliet Takes a Breath was so good also! A great older teen graphic novel (I’ve never read this book either, but I can see why it got so much talk!). Forget Me Nat is a great sequel to the first Nat book and is so middle school!

I read the two Nathan Hale books this week because I’ve read all of the Hazardous Tales but I had not read these two by him yet, and I want to be able to book talk them since Nathan Hale is HOPEFULLY coming in April to my school!

With Trent, we have been going through our picture book TBR pile and found some gems! His favorites were I’m Not Millie, The Box Turtle, Madeline Finn, and This Old Dog. We’ve also used the metaphor in Ravi’s Roar to talk about him getting upset a bunch since we read it, so I think it definitely is fulfilling the purpose for why it was written. What is a Refugee? and Women Artists A to Z are super important books and both really well done! Shy. Ruby, and Bag were already favorites of mine, so I was happy that Trent liked them too. Silli was just that–silly 🙂

The Stepping Off Place: “It’s the summer before senior year. Reid is in the thick of Scofield High’s in-crowd thanks to her best friend, Hattie, who has been her social oxygen since middle school. But summer is when Hattie goes to her family’s Maine island home. Instead of sitting inside for eight weeks, waiting for her to return, Reid and their friend, Sam, enter into a pact—to live it up, one party at a time. But days before Hattie is due home, Reid finds out the shocking news that Hattie has died by suicide. Driven by a desperate need to understand what went wrong, Reid searches for answers.”

Stepping Stones: “Jen is used to not getting what she wants. So suddenly moving to the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Jen did not want to leave the city. She did not want to move to a farm with her mom and her mom’s new boyfriend, Walter. She did not want to leave her friends and her dad. Most of all, Jen did not want to get new “sisters,’ Andy and Reese.”

To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2020 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.

Ricki

It’s been a long weekend, so I am going to ask your forgiveness at the lack of pictures. My 6yo finished reading the new Dogman book to me. My 4yo LOVES Bye, Penguin by Seou Lee this week and read some BOB books to me. My 18mo loves the Leap Frog sound book this week.

We also loved Josh Funk’s It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood. He is a genius.

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Kellee

Currently listening to: Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Currently reading: A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patricia Caldwell

Ricki

I am still reading and LOVING Angeline Boulley’s Firekeeper’s Daughter.

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Tuesday: Blog Tour with Review and THREE BOOK Giveaway!: It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood by Josh Funk, Illustrated by Edwardian Taylor

Thursday: Don’t Judge Me by Lisa Schroeder

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow, Illustrated by Steven Salerno

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.

The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!

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Thursday: Sometimes a Wall… by Dianne White, Illustrated by Barroux

Sunday: Author Interview with Lamar Giles, Author of The Last Mirror on the Left

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Kellee

  • Novels
    • I was lucky enough to be a beta reader for a manuscript that I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT, and I cannot wait for it to be something I can talk about!
    • Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! by Sarah Kapit: “Vivy Cohen wants to play baseball. Ever since her hero, Major League star pitcher VJ Capello, taught her how to throw a knuckleball at a family fun day for kids with autism, she’s been perfecting her pitch. And now she knows she’s ready to play on a real team. When her social skills teacher makes her write a letter to someone she knows, she writes to VJ and tells him everything about how much she wants to pitch, and how her mom says she can’t because she’s a girl and because she has autism. And then two amazing things happen: Vivy meets a Little League coach who invites her to join his team, the Flying Squirrels. And VJ starts writing back.”
    • Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard: “Cyrus Olson’s dad is a hero—Northfield’s former football star and now one of their finest firefighters. Everyone expects Cyrus to follow in his dad’s record-breaking footsteps, and he wishes they were right—except he’s never been brave like that. But this year, with the help of a stray dog, a few new friends, a little bit of rhythm, and a lot of nerve, he may just discover that actually…he is.”
    • The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling: “One year after a random shooting changed their family forever, Nora and her father are exploring a slot canyon deep in the Arizona desert, hoping it will help them find peace. Nora longs for things to go back to normal, like they were when her mother was still alive, while her father keeps them isolated in fear of other people. But when they reach the bottom of the canyon, the unthinkable happens: A flash flood rips across their path, sweeping away Nora’s father and all of their supplies.”
    • Don’t Judge Me by Lisa Schroeder: I’ll be reviewing this next week!
  • Graphic Novels
    • All Together Now by Hope Larson: This sequel continues looking at figuring out who you are as the main character is between childhood and teenage. I love the conflicts and characters!
    • Twins by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright: Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright blew it out of the park! This is going to be a very popular graphic novel and it is well deserved. One of my favorite parts of the book is the secondary characters–so well crafted!
    • New Kid (reread) and Class Act by Jerry Craft: I reread New Kid so I could be fresh for the sequel, and I enjoyed the experience even more now that there is a second book. The second book gives a more well-rounded look at Drew and Liam.
    • Pizza and Taco: Best Party Ever! by Stephen Shaskan: This duo is so silly and this book is just as fun as the first!
    • Beak & Ally: Unlikely Friends by Norm Feuti: A new unlikely duo in a humorous graphic novel.
  • New favorite series that Trent read to me!
    • Who Would Win?: This fun nonfiction head to head series is a book that Trent I love reading together. The books take you through the features of each animal then reenacts a battle to show who would win. Then in the back there is a head to head checklist. We’re loving these!
  • Picture Books (Check out my Goodreads Challenge page to see them all, but here are the ones that blew me away!):
    • The Imaginaries: Little Scraps of Larger Stories by Emily Winfield Martin: I loved these beuatiful little scraps of starts of stories. I want to take these to students and have them grown these seeds of stories!
    • Hike by Pete Oswald: Beautiful wordless picture book that celebrates nature.
    • Not Playing By the Rules: 21 Female Athletes Who Changed Sports by Lesa Cline-Ransome: Love this celebration of these amazing women!
    • (I reviewed the Lyric Pop books in the past and will review William Still this week)

To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2020 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.

Ricki

I loved Pénélope Bagieu’s graphic novel interpretation of The Witches by Roald Dahl. It brought back so many memories. I started reading this to my 6-year-old, and it was pretty scary. We stopped, and he snuck peeks at it for a bit. Finally, we were able to read it (with him repeating, “This isn’t scary” over and over to reassure himself). I’d definitely aim for upper elementary to middle school for this one. The images are so well done that they scared me a bit, too!

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Kellee

I am almost done with The Stepping Off Place (audiobook).
Not sure what I am going to read or listen to after!

Ricki

I started reading an ARC of Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley. Whew….this is going to be one of my favorites this year. I can already tell.

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Tuesday: William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad by Don Tate

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi

Sunday: Authors Interview with Philippe Cousteau and Austin Aslan, Authors of The Endangereds

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.

The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!

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Tuesday: Julián at the Wedding by Jessica Love

Thursday: Educators’ Guide for Fight of the Century: Alice Paul Battles Woodrow Wilson for the Vote by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by Sarah Green

Friday: K-2 Teachers: Indigenous Peoples Day and Thanksgiving

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: The One and Only Ivan and The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate

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We’ll both update you all on our reading next week as we’re spending this three day weekend with our families. Use the time today, on Indigenous Peoples Day, to read Ricki’s post from Friday in place of our normal IMWAYR.

We hope you have an amazing week!

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Thursday: Blog Tour with Review, Discussion Guide, and more!: Sometimes a Wall… by Dianne White, Illustrated by Barroux

Sunday: Author Interview with Lamar Giles, Author of The Last Mirror on the Left

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.

The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!

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Tuesday: Unicorns are the Worst! by Alex Willan

Thursday: LyricPop is Back with Respect, These Boots Were Made for Walkin’, Move the Crowd, and We Got the Beat

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Kellee

  • Between the World and Me by Te-Nehisi Coates: The blurb on the front of this is from Toni Morrison, and she said that it is a required read. The only justice I can do to this text is to say that Toni Morrison is right. Written as a letter to his son, Coates’s memoir connects history to contemporary times and a deep look at race relations in our country as well as a look at his life. Like Adam Silvera said in his review, “If you’re waiting for the millionth person to tell you to read this book, allow me to be Person 1,000,000. The audiobook is narrated by the author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and it made the experience deeper for me.”
  • The Truth According to Blue by Eve Yohalem: “Thirteen-year-old Blue Broen is on the hunt for a legendary ship of gold, lost centuries ago when her ancestors sailed to New York. Blue knows her overprotective parents won’t approve of her mission to find their family’s long-lost fortune, so she keeps it a secret from everyone except her constant companion, Otis, an 80-pound diabetic alert dog. But it’s hard to keep things quiet with rival treasure hunters on the loose, and with Blue’s reputation as the local poster child for a type 1 diabetes fundraiser.”
  • Avatar: The Lost Adventures: Such a fun graphic novel to read after finishing the series! All of the adventures were not in the show and just add some more fun to Aang’s story!
  • Thanks to Frances Perkins: Fighter for Workers’ Rights by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Kristy Caldwell: Frances Perkins is an amazing woman that I am so happy to have learned about in this amazing picture book biography! Frances Perkins didn’t let anything get in her way, and she knew who she wanted to help and how to help and she got it done! Also, I would love to pair part of this story with Brave Girl by Michelle Markel.
  • Gnu and Shrew by Danny Schnitzlein, illustrated by Anca Sandhu: This book reads as a fable. Almost like a retelling of the tortoise and the hare but with Gnu that dreams but won’t do the work and Shrew that doesn’t let hurdles stop him from reaching his dreams!
  • The rest of the picture books were read with Trent. Here are our favorites:
    • Unicorns are the Worst which I reviewed last week.
    • Pokko and the Drum by Mattew Forsythe: We loved this story about a young frog that begins a big dance party in her forest.
    • Cycle City by Alison Farrell: A fun hide-and-seek book with a fun narrative which are some of Trent’s favorites.
    • The Cool Bean by Jory John: The newest in this series that for whatever reason we just got around to getting it, and it is just as fun as the others and with just as good a message.

To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2020 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.

Ricki

Both of my older sons now own copies of this book, and it provides them hours of entertainment. They love looking at all of the states and moves that the pokémon do. We read characters every night, and I think I’ve now read all of the hundreds of characters.

The Maker Comics: Bake Like a Pro book is just as good as the others in this amazing series. Falynn Koch does a beautiful job incorporating lessons about baking in the narrative of this graphic novel. My kids and I all loved this one.

Elwood Bigfoot by Jill Esbaum is a charming story of a very large creature who just wants to be friends with the birdies!

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Reading: The Canyon’s Edge by Dusti Bowling

Listening to: The Stepping Off Place by Cameron Kelly Rosenblum

Ricki

I am gearing up for the ALAN Workshop and rereading some of the books by the keynotes Eric Gansworth and Samira Ahmed!

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Tuesday: Julián at the Wedding by Jessica Love

Thursday: Educators’ Guide for Fight of the Century: Alice Paul Battles Woodrow Wilson for the Vote by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by Sarah Green

Friday: K-2 Teachers: Indigenous Peoples Day and Thanksgiving

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: The One and Only Ivan and The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.

The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!

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Thursday: Review, Book Trailer, and Giveaway: Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas by Sandra Neil Wallace, Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds

Sunday: Authors’ Guest Post: “Literary Pilgrimages and Armchair Pilgrimages Today!” by Kath Rothschild and the Class of 2K20 Books

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Kellee

We are on a Froggy book kick. We’ve read so many in the series, and Trent cracks up at the onomatopoeias each time!

I read After the Worst Thing Happens by Audrey Vernick and listened to the two newest Upside Down Magic books this week. Did you know that there is an Upside Down Magic movie?!?! I didn’t either until the sticker on book 7! I cannot wait to see it!

To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2020 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.

Ricki

My book is due in three days. PANIC!

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Kellee

Since I finished my book and my audiobook, I haven’t decided what to read yet. I downloaded some ebooks, and I need to decide what audiobook to download. I’ll let you know next week 🙂

Ricki

I am reading this book (Cultivating Genius by Gholdy Muhammad). It is very good!

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Tuesday: Unicorns are the Worst! by Alex Willan

Thursday: LyricPop is Back with Respect, These Boots Were Made for Walkin’, Move the Crowd, and We Got the Beat

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.

The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!

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Tuesday: The Magnificent Makers: How to Test a Friendship by Theanne Griffith, Illustrated by Reggie Brown

Sunday: Author Guest Post by Victor Hinojosa and Coert Voorhees, Authors of A Journey Toward Hope

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Kellee


  • I am unable to review the novels I read these last couple of weeks because of my award committee commitment, so please check Goodreads to learn about any of them: Never Fear, Meena’s Here!; Breath Like Water; Recommended For You; and The Girl Who Wasn’t There
  • Dog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey: The newest Dog Man is so good! Dav Pilkey went deep in this one! But don’t worry–the humor is still there!
  • Picture Books with Trent:
    • The Bot that Scott Built by Kim Norman: A fun school-focused retelling of The House that Jack Built when a science fair goes wrong!
    • The Boring Book by Shinsuke Yoshitake: What is boring? The Boring Book explores that question.

To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2020 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.

Ricki

In the last three weeks, I’ve read three of the Dogman books (#1, 6, and 9) with my six-year-old. He’s obsessed with them, and he has spent all of his allowance on purchasing them. These books bring him so much joy, and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

I’ve also read about 30-40 picture books with my two younger sons. Each week, we get a new stack from the library. Because of the busy-ness of COVID-19 and remote learning and trying to keep up with my job, I’ve fallen a bit behind in tracking these books, and I hope you’ll forgive me!

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Kellee

Currently Reading: After the Worst Thing Happens by Audrey Vernick

Currently Listening: Upside Down Magic: The Big Shrink by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins

Ricki

I am reading Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy by Gholdy Muhammad and loving it. I suspect I’ll be ordering this one to teach it next semester! English teachers, if you are looking for a new PD book to inspire you, this is a really good purchase!

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Thursday: Review, Book Trailer, and Giveaway: Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas by Sandra Neil Wallace, Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: The Word Collector by Peter Reynolds

Sunday: Authors’ Guest Post: “Literary Pilgrimages and Armchair Pilgrimages Today!” by Kath Rothschild and the Class of 2K20 Books

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.

The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!

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Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “The Truth Will Set You Free” by Andrew Avner, Author of Toro

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Kellee

  • I am unable to review the novels I read these last couple of weeks because of my award committee commitment, so please check Goodreads to learn about any of them: Tune it Out, The Extraordinariesand Quack.
  • Picture books with Trent
    • Lali’s Feathers by Farhana Zia: A beautiful book about not judging things by first impressions.
    • My Book (Not Yours) by Ben Sanders: Fox and Sloth cannot decide whose book it is. It does not end well.
    • Feast of Peas by Kashmira Sheth: I have the song in this book memorized because Trent LOVES it! It is a story of forgiveness and the love of peas.
    • Another Book About Bears by Lauren Bunting: Although this is another book about bears it is just another book about bears. It is unlike any other and you will love it!
    • Rot, The Bravest in the World by Ben Clanton: A cute continuation of Rot’s story!
    • Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale by Sam Wedelich: Another recent favorite of Trent’s. It takes the story of Chicken Little then twists and turns it.
    • The Worrysaurus by Rachel Bright: A good book to use to talk to kids about worries.
    • All Because You Matter by Tami Charles: B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L! Both the lyrical prose and the jaw-dropping artwork combine for a hard-hitting picture book.
    • When Father Comes Home by Sarah Jung: Based on a South Korean term about a Goose Father, this story looks at the highs and lows of a father that works far away.
    • Binny Diwali by Thrity Umrigar: What a beautiful introduction to Diwali! It is a great teachable book but also a good story.
    • Addy’s Cup of Sugar by Jon J. Muth: This is based on a Buddhist folktale about loss. Beautiful illustrations!
    • Idea Jar by Adam Lehrhaupt: Trent loves the silliness of this book while I love the neverending ideas it brings.
    • Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi: Kendi did an amazing job taking the ideas of his adult text and turning it into a picture book.
    • A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory: What a perfect picture book to start a conversation about racism.
    • Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey: Silly silly silly. Trent adores it, and although I did too, I just don’t think piranhas and bananas rhymes!
  • Chapter Books with Trent:
    • Pete the Cat: Pete the Brave by James Dean: One of my more favorite Pete the Cat early readers.
    • Fergus and Zeke and the Field Day Challenge by Kate Messner: Another Fergus and Zeke–yay! I love these two little mice and all of their antics!
  • I have a question for parents: How do you keep track of the books your child reads themselves? I’ve kept track of everything that Trent and I read together, but now that he is reading alone, I want to keep track of the books he reads himself, but I don’t want to do it on MY Goodreads if I didn’t read it with him…

To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2020 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.

Ricki

I am sorry—I have two weeks to get my book finished, so I will return ASAP! We’ve been reading a lot of new books, and I promise to share them all soon!

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Kellee

Reading: Never Fear, Meena’s Here! by Karla Manternach

Listening: Breath Like Water by Anna Jarzab

Reading with Trent: Dog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey

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Tuesday: The Magnificent Makers: How to Test a Friendship by Theanne Griffith, Illustrated by Reggie Brown

Sunday: Author Guest Post by Victor Hinojosa and Coert Voorhees, Authors of A Journey Toward Hope

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