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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.

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Last Week’s Posts

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 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee: This week, Trent and I continued our #bookaday reading and I am really enjoying it (I need to really set aside some time to write some posts about these great books we are reading). This week we read:

  • Rainbow Rob by Roger Priddy (What a fun rhyming book about animals, colors, identity, and feels.)
  • Do Cows Meow? by Salina Yoon (Another fun animal book–this one with flaps! The rhyming really makes books so much more fun to read aloud.)
  • Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers (This is a new favorite of mine. Oliver Jeffers’s illustrations are haunting yet beautiful and the story was just perfect. This one is definitely one we’ll reread.)
  • Daddy Kisses by Anne Gutman (Jim read this one to Trent. It is all about kids and their dads. Very sweet.)
  • How Do Dinosuars Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen (I had to read a Yolen Dinosaur book after hearing so much about them from Ricki, and they didn’t disappoint. I love how it mixes dinosaurs, math, reading, and humor.)
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. (This classic is so much fun to sing.)
  • Never Too Little To Love by Jeanne Willis (I reviewed this book on Valentine’s Day and had to read it to Trent because it is just so sweet. He’ll love the flaps and the story when he gets older.)

Ricki: This week, Henry, Dad, and I read Easy as Pie by Cari Best, which was a cute cooking store. I love cooking, and I love pie, so this was a great one! It teaches some nice lessons to kids (including cleaning the kitchen!). I also read Robert McCloskey’s One Morning in Maine. I didn’t like this one as much as the others I read, but it was a good story to read to a child with a loose tooth. We read There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss. Oh, this one was quite fun! All of the other children’s books we read to Henry were repeats. We need to go back to the library!

This Week’s Expeditions

Kellee: Week three with Trent will consist of more picture book #bookaday with him.  It is always fun to look through his books and decide what we are going to read that day–he already has such a wonderful library, but there is always more I want to get! I am going to try and read some of my novel this week (though I am not sure where I am going to fit it in yet). Before I had him I was reading The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider and was really enjoying it–we’ll see!!!

Ricki: I am forging on with Michael Apple’s Ideology and Curriculum. It still makes me sleepy. I have been working on writing a research article about my Young Adult Literature elective with my advisor, Wendy Glenn, so that has taken much of my time. My brother-in-law bought me a copy of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis after reading Tuesday’s post that I have seen the movie but never read the book. It looks like Henry and I will be enjoying that one.

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15 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/10/14

  1. Earl Dizon says:

    My favorite Oliver Jeffers’ character is definitely the boy with red and white stripes. Lost & Found was made into a short film and it was quite good. Unless I’m mistaken, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket was actually pretty good. Some of Seuss’ books just seemed redundant and overly long. Have a great reading week! -Earl!

  2. Linda Baie says:

    You baby lovers, getting the pleasure of all those cute books! Enjoy all those sweet moments! Don’t forget some poetry!

  3. Sue Jackson says:

    Congratulations, Kellee!! Looks like I somehow missed your big news with how busy I’ve been lately. I barely managed to post my Monday post last week and didn’t have time to read a single other blog, including yours!

    Sounds like lots of great picture books for you both lately – enjoy your books and your babies this week –

    Sue


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  4. Myra @ GatheringBooks says:

    Hi Kellee! I love the #bookaday with your little one. Loved Lost and Found too – I read it aloud to a group of higher degree students during one of my mass lecture in the university. It was a hit – hands down.
    Ricki – I loved Dr. Seuss as a child. I think I owned practically most of his early reader series – they’re all lost now though, sadly. I have to start collecting them again. Enjoy CS Lewis!

  5. Carrie Gelson says:

    Love seeing what you two are enjoying with these little babes of yours. Looks like the Jane Yolen titles are popular – we read these many times when my children were little! I keep waiting for one of you to become bewitched by Mem Fox. She was my go to author when my children were babes/toddlers. We read many stories multiple times.

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