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.
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Last Week’s Posts
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Last Week’s Journeys
I had the amazing opportunity to go to ALA this weekend! Then on Monday, I am so happy to be able to go see a preview of The BFG movie (The BFG is one of my top 10 favorite books!). I will update you all and visit with you next week. Happy reading everyone! 🙂
This week, I finished Gae Polisner’s A Memory of Things. What a fabulous book! Someone (Beth Shaum, was it you?) wrote in her review that she liked how the book was about 9/11 without being about 9/11, and I couldn’t agree more. There are so many fantastic themes in this book, and it would be a great book to use in classrooms. I look forward to writing a full review soon!
I also finished Danielle Rollins’ Burning. I really enjoyed her first book, The Merciless, so I was excited to read this one, too. She writes fantastic thrillers that have elements of fantasy but feel very realistic. In this story, the narrator is in juvenile hall. A mysterious juvie shows up who throws the entire juvenile hall into a mysterious, creepy state. I am not extremely experienced in this genre, but the book gave me the chills!
Henry and I read The Fan Brothers’ The Night Gardener. This was a beautiful book that is wonderfully illustrated. Henry loved all of the animals, and I loved the mystical story.
This Week’s Expeditions
I am reading Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. I’ve wanted to read this book for a long time, so I am happy to cross it off my bucket list! So far, I am enjoying it a lot.
I am listening to Teresa Toten’s The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B. I am really loving the characterization, but I am wondering if I am missing a lot without the illustrations. Can anyone provide their thoughts on this one? I just signed the actual book out of the library, so I may flip through to see if I missed anything.
I’ve begun reading Jonathan Todre and Sarah Higinbotham’s Human Rights in Children’s Literature for a review for an academic journal. It is focused on law, but I am interested to see how these ideas apply to education.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Jobs for People Who Love Books
Wednesday: National Geographic’s Awesome 8
Thursday: Burning by Danielle Rollins
Friday: Whose Story Is This Anyway? by Mike Flaherty
Sunday: Author Guest Post!
So, what are you reading?
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