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.
Last Week’s Posts
Friday: Review and Giveaway!: Goodbye Brings Hello by Dianne White
Giveaway open until Friday!
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Congratulations to our fellow blogger, Shaye, for winning What Do They Do with All That Poo?!
Last Week’s Journeys
I am at ALA Annual in NOLA this weekend; I will catch up with you all next Monday 🙂
I am very jealous of Kellee.
I read Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead. This quirky little book engaged me from the very first page. It’s marketed to ages 8-12, but it’s one of those books that will appeal to readers of all ages. The story is quite charming, and it feels very magical.
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson is absolutely stunning. I’ll be reading this book on the first day of my classes. This book is going to make my favorite list for the year.
Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love. This book is getting a lot of press, and it’s beautifully conceptualized. I happened to have this book in my backpack when I was on campus, and I pulled it out to share with several colleagues. We need more picture books that push gender identity. It’s time.
I read several other picture books, but I want to stop here. These three books are simply wonderful, and posting about others feels like it takes away from their impact.
Request: Does anyone have any recommendations for YA texts that have strong themes of rural, white poverty? I’ve got The Smell of Other People’s Houses, The Serpent King, Ramona Blue, and Me and Marvin Gardens.
This Week’s Expeditions
Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro is my upstairs, bedtime book.
The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani is my downstairs, kids-are-napping book.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is my audio book for cleaning, cooking, and driving. It’s 16+ hours long, and I’m a third of the way through. I need a longer commute!
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Student Voices: (Mostly) Fifteen Word Book Reviews by Five of Kellee’s 2017-18 Middle School Students
Wednesday: Two Truths and a Lie: Histories and Mysteries by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson
Thursday: Atlas of Imaginary Places by Mia Cassany
Friday: Teaching Guide with Activities and Discussion Questions for Fox + Chick: The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier
Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “The Uh…. Game” by Mark Morrison, Author of TwoSpells
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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