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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- I now know why this series is so popular with my students! It is like a Rick Riordan book on steroids! Wow!
- One of Us is Lying kept me up at night trying to figure it out, and it still surprised me!
- With Trent, I’ve not done a good job keeping track of what we’ve been reading though we did start a new chapter book I shared below.
The good news is that I read the final exams for 54 pre-service teachers, and there are some amazing teachers entering the work force! The bad news is that I didn’t read much YAL this week. My younger son is potty training, and we reread approximately 100 picture books this morning. I’m not lying. I’ve read through Olivia at least twelve times today. But I only have two new-to-me books to share:
Dragons: Father and Son by Alexandre Lacroix was published last year. It documents an angry father dragon who wants his son to go into the village and burn down a house. The son goes to the village and encounters nice people and doesn’t want to follow his father’s orders. It is a fun book that my kids enjoyed.
Many Moons by Remi Courgeon was also published last year. It teaches the different phases of the moons through different objects that look similar in shape. I loved the thick, almost board-bookish pages and use of black, white, and yellow only to teach the book. The illustrations are simple and eye-catching.
Listening with my ears: Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Just started: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Up Next: Internment by Samira Ahmed
With Trent: Beep and Bob: Too Much Space by Jonathan Roth
I am hoping to finish the 10 half-finished YA books on my nightstand now that I am not going to get caught up in rereading three YA books each week for my YAL class. It feels very freeing!
Wednesday: If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur by Amy Newbold
Friday: Ten Year Anniversary of the Sisters 8 series by Lauren Baratz-Logsted with Greg Logsted and Jackie Loggsted
Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Shaping the World: Industrial Design” by Carla Mooney, Author of Industrial Design: Why Smartphones Aren’t Round and Other Mysteries
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