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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: Visual Reflections on School Shootings by Two of Kellee’s 2017-18 Middle School Students

Wednesday: Hazardous Tales: Raid of No Return by Nathan Hale with an Educator Guest Post

Thursday: Review and Giveaway!: Who Eats Orange? by Dianne White
Giveaway open until Wednesday!

Friday: Picture Book 10 for 10: Our 4-Year-Olds Share Their Current Ten Favorite Books

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Kellee

Whoa! Last week was our planning week before students start today, and it was REAL! Which means, that other than over the weekend, not a lot of reading was done. Back to the school year!

I checked out every Vet Volunteers e-book that my library has, and I really love them. They’re like that healthy food that is your comfort food–they are great books that make me so happy when I read them.

The Duck, Duck, Porcupine! books by Salina Yoon are HILARIOUS! I’m so glad that these are Trent’s book of choice this week!

Ricki

My son and I are running out of Sara Varon books that we haven’t read! This one is called Bake Sale and is from 2011. It was delightful. We love reading Varon’s books. They are funny, and the characters make us smile.

The sixteen hours of this audiobook were purely magical. Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone is worth the hype. It is a stunning story on its own, but it also connects to the stories of our contemporary world. This one offers much to discuss in the classroom.

My toddler loved Who Eats Orange? by Dianne White. The illustrations pop off of the page, and it integrates the learning of colors and animals beautifully. I particularly like how the author didn’t use the typical animals that we see in picture books. This made the reading very exciting.

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Kellee

I’m so sad! I have 2 of 8 parts left in my Dumplin’ audiobook, but it is going to return tomorrow, and I don’t think I’ll be done. I’ve requested it again, but I am #3 on 2 copies… I guess I’ll listen to a short audiobook while I wait to get it back. I am also continuing the two series I’ve been reading: Heroes of Olympus and Vet Volunteers.

Ricki

My older son and I are still reading The Super Life of Ben Braver. We are having so much fun reading it. We read three chapters per night, and occasionally, we check out a chapter in the morning.

I am reading The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani. So far, it is excellent.

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Tuesday: Teaching Tuesday: Small Things to Build Community and Rapport in Your Classrooms

Wednesday:  Book Tour with Review and Giveaway!: It’s Show and Tell, Dexter! by Lindsay Ward

Thursday: It’s Your First Day of School, Busy Bus! by Jody Jensen Shaffer

Friday:  Blog Tour with Reviews and Teaching Tools: Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell & Corinna Luyken

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “How a love of language and travel influenced The Magic of Melwick Orchard” by Rebecca Caprara

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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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7 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 8/13/18

  1. How did you find the narrator of Children of Blood & Bone? I’ve heard so many great things about this book, thinking of getting the audio.

  2. Lisa Maucione says:

    The Night Diary is amazing. I loved the story, but I also learned some history, as well.

  3. Linda Baie says:

    Have a great week both of you! I still have Night Diary & Children of Blood and Bone on my list! I am starting The Nowhere Boy, and it’s good!

  4. Rebecca says:

    Children of Blood and Bone is on my TBR. I really liked the narrator when she read The Hate U Give, so I think I’ll listen to the audio book. Who Eats Orange looks fun too!

  5. I’ve heard only good things about Children of Blood and Bone, I’ve got to pick that one up! Dumplin’ looks so good too, and Rick Riordan is always a good choice. Great post! 🙂

  6. Kellee, I hope you get to finish Dumplin’ soon! I love it but still haven’t gotten to Puddin’ yet. Ricki– Glad you liked Children of Blood & Bone, as I’ve heard so many great things! I normally only like contemporary but I’d like to give that one a try.

  7. Laura says:

    I just received a copy of Who Eats Orange? and will be reviewing this week. Salina Yoon’s books are so good for transitional readers. I just love them! Have a great week!

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