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: I am actually in the middle of four books!!! But I have not finished any of them (I’ll tell you more about them below). I did finish Dragons Beware! by Juan Aguirre which is just as good as the first! I cannot wait for it to come out, so I can buy it for my classroom. I also read Soccer Star by Mina Javaherbin which I am definitely going to feature on one of my library posts. It was very good!
With Trent, all 3 new books we read this week were quite good. First, we read The Listening Walk by Paul Showers which had so many fun onomatopoeias! I’ll post about this one in a library post as well, but I will say now: If you teach elementary, get this one and do some listening walks with your kids! Trent and I also read Waddle! and Swing! by Rufus Butler Seder. These books have scanimation illustrations which are so much fun! Great reading with the boy!
Ricki: This week, I read a book that I am book-talking at the ALAN Workshop: Stone Cove Island by Suzanne Myers. This page-turner is reminiscent of a classic text taught in many schools. I can’t share which text—because it would spoil a plot twist. I also read Snowman’s Story by Will Hillenbrand. Henry and I started several books, but he wasn’t in the mood to read anything other than ye ol’ Goodnight Moon. Henry and I enjoyed the CT Children’s Book Fair this weekend. We met several characters like Llama Llama, Pokey, and Clifford (to name a few). We also were fortunate to speak with Natalie Lloyd, author of A Snicker of Magic. She is awesome!
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I am currently reading Amulet 6 by Kazu Kibuishi, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul by Jeff Kinney, Mira’s Diary: Bombs Over London by Marissa Moss, and Ares by George O’Conner. All are super good (in very different ways)! I hope to finish some of them this week (although I am focused on getting ready for NCTE/ALAN which is creeping up super quickly!).
Ricki: I am still reading Lynn Atkinson Smolen and Ruth A. Oswald’s Multicultural Literature and Response: Affirming Diverse Voices. This is my last PD text for my independent study. I’ll be wrapping a new picture book for every day of December (leading up until Christmas). Henry and I will read a new book every night. Luckily, I don’t need to go broke doing this. My friend, Wendy Glenn, gave me a bunch!
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Characters We Wish Would Get Their OWN Book
Friday: Snowman’s Story Blog Tour
So, what are you reading?
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