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, I read Rory’s Promise by Michaela MacColl and Rosemary Nichols. It was so fascinating! Filled with interesting topics such as orphans, mining, race relations, religion, kidnapping, building of the west, and The Foundling Hospital of NYC. I cannot wait to share this book, its book trailer, and a Q&A with authors with you all! With Trent, my favorite reads this week were some Winnie-the-Pooh board books about opposites and colors. I loved being able to expose Trent to “old school” Pooh.
Ricki: Happy Monday! This week, I read a fantastic, adult nonfiction text On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman. A white, college-aged girl lived with a group of African American boys in inner-city Philadelphia. Adults and teens will be inspired by the truth this book brings about the mass incarceration of African American males. I have a full review coming on October 2 because I ran out of blog space in the calendar. Henry and I have been rereading a lot of our favorite board books now that he is tearing pages. We did read a new picture book, Frank! by Connah Brecon. Kellee and I review this one next Thursday.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I am very ambitious about this week! First, I want to read Frank! with Trent. Also, I have three Maggie and Bramble books by Jessie Haas I hope to get to. Finally, I am so happy to have Julie Sternberg’s newest The Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine which I am so excited to read! I adore Julie’s Eleanor books (such a great voice!), so I know I will like this one as well. I also have An Army of Frogs books by Trevor Pryce and Joel Naftali to read, but I don’t know if I’ll get to those this week. Finally, if there is a break between students reading it, I hope to read Amulet #6 by Kazu Kibuishi. We’ll see how it goes!
Ricki: I didn’t get to Rory’s Promise by Michaela MacColl and Rosemary Nichols this week, but Kellee has been saying great things, so I am excited to read it. I am also doing a lot of scholarly reading for classes that will probably bore you. As always, I will keep you posted if I come across a great book! I have some great PD texts coming up for my independent study, so I am excited to get to those.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Authors We’ve Only Read One Book From But Need To Read More
Friday: My Time on the Walden Committee and Call for Applications
So, what are you reading?
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