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.
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.
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- Whatever After is such a pleasurable series to read! I love the characters and each book is different to keep the reader excited to see what happens next. Good as Gold, the 14th in the series, was no different, and this time there is actually TWO fairy tales mixed in!
- Trent and I read Owl at Home by Arnold Lobel this week again (reread), and it is such a fun read. I almost think Owl is my favorite Lobel book!
- We also listened to I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 by Lauren Tarshis which was an event in American history I did not know about. Tarshis has a great series going for her (with like 21 of them out now!). Like Whatever After, there is obviously a formula that she follows during her plotting, but because the historical events, plot, and characters all change, each book keeps you wanting to read!
- The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg had such a unique background (food truck), dealt with a very important topic (rape), and was an opposites attract romance story–all equaled a pretty quick read!
- Pushout by Monique W. Morris was a tough book to read because the data and information shared is indisputable and something I wish we could change immediately; however, the systemic issues that need to be addressed are going to take a major overhaul in our education and society. Read this to remind yourself why we fight for this change.
I read and loved The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta. It is a beautiful story and lyrically stunning. I highly recommend it.
Reading: Slay by Brittney Morris
Trent reading: Animorphs The Graphic Novel: The Invasion by K.A. Applegate, Michael Grant, and Chris Grine
Listening: The Unicorn Rescue Society: The Secret of the Himalayas by Adam Gidwitz and Hena Khan
Trent and I listening to: I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis
I am with family this week, so I likely won’t be able to read as much YAL (outside of picture books that we’ve gotten from the library). Maybe I will surprise myself, though!
Tuesday: Kingdom of Secrets by Christyne Morrell
Thursday: Long Distance by Whitney Gardner
Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim
Sunday: Student Voices: Recommended Mangas by Sabrina Kayat and Lisa Wojciechowski, 9th Graders
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