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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 hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. 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!

Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee 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

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Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee: Mostly this week I have been working on a graphic novel project and have reread a bunch of graphic novels (including a new reading of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Big Bad IroncladTreaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood) and it has just reminded me how much I really enjoy graphic novels.  I also read Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan and was quite impressed with the format of this novel–very unique and clever.

Ricki: I had a great reading week! I divided them into categories below!

Professional Development: I finished Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire. It was dense, but a historically important book that is still applicable today. I’ve always wanted to read Freire, so I was glad to get this one under my belt.
YA: I finished Winger by Andrew Smith. With each page, I loved this book more and more. By the end, I couldn’t put it down!
Children’s Books: I read two classics to my son: Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina and Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. My friend just sent me You Mean the World to Me by Bayne Gibby. I think every mother will appreciate this beautiful book. I read Billy Crystal’s I Already Know I Love You. I wasn’t in love with it, but it was a nice book. Lastly, I read an AWESOME book that many of you probably know about (and I missed!): Press Here by Hervé Tullet. My two-month-old cannot follow the instructions of this text (pressing, wiggling, shaking, etc.) but I cannot WAIT until he is old enough to play with this interactive text. What a gem! This is going to be my go-to book to give to friends who are having babies. 🙂

This Week’s Expeditions

Kellee: I am still listening to Courage Has No Color by Tanya Lee Stone. I didn’t get very much read as I car pooled a lot this week (and it was a short week), but I hope to finish this week as I am not car pooling 3 days. I also plan on reading Far Far Away by Tom McNeal which has received really wonderful reviews.

Ricki: This week, I want to read Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education by Nel Noddings, a professional development text I have heard referenced quite often. I also want to read The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. Of course, I will select some children’s books to read to my son, too!

Upcoming Week’s Posts

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 So, what are you reading?

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13 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 1/27/14

  1. Linda Baie says:

    I’m trying to choose, but it’s not easy! I thought maybe Fangirl, but now you’ve reminded me about Far, far away, so? I may wait to see about the Newbery awards, to be sure I’ve read them. What an exciting day!

  2. Love the illustrations on Lifetime, from what I’ve seen on your review. A book that’s certainly worth checking out! Thanks for sharing! =)

  3. Holly Mueller says:

    Winger has been on my list. I think Courage Has No Color has a good chance of winning the Sibert today!! Loved Far, Far Away. Another potential award winner. I liked the Impossible Knife of Memory. I hope you share your graphic novel unit. I would like to do one too. Can’t wait to see what wins today! 🙂

    • Kellee Moye says:

      Close–Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 🙂
      Hoping Far, Far Away gets better- I am struggling with it right now…

      Today was an exciting day–I love awards day 🙂

  4. Crystal Brunelle says:

    I just finished watching the awards + the pregame/postgame shows. So much excitement around books. Now my TBR is even longer, but it’s a “cold weather” day so I am off to read. Have a great week!

    • Kellee Moye says:

      I was so sad that I could not take part in the Twitter excitement (no signal at school), but I loved learning about all of the awards–always a very exciting day in the world of books.

  5. Sue Jackson says:

    Sounds like you both had good reading weeks. Ricki, I always enjoy seeing which classic picture books you are reading with your son – I never even thought of reading to my sons at that tender age! It’s been one of my favorite things about watching them grow up – sharing my old favorite books with them at each stage!

    Enjoy your books this week –

    Sue


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  6. Earl Dizon says:

    Press Here is awesome. He has some board books as well that you and your baby might enjoy when he’s slightly older. And I really need to read more David Levithan.

  7. Carrie Gelson says:

    Love Press Here! It was loved so much in my room, it has pages falling out. I need to purchase a new copy! I am reading The Living right now – so great!

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