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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

cold war maplewood 9780763676889 Temple of Doubt

Ricki 25 girls 25 Girls Collage

Tuesday: Review and Author Interview!: Cold War on Maplewood Street by Gayle Rosengren

Wednesday: Windsnap Wednesday! Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Author Interview: Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler

Giveaway open through Wednesday!

Thursday: 25 Girls Who Stand Out (in Middle Grade and Young Adult Literature) for Ricki

Friday: 25 Girls Who Stand Out (in Middle Grade and Young Adult Literature) for Kellee

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “How Settings Help Shape Characters’ Character” by Anne Boles Levy, Author of The Temple of Doubt

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 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee: As my summer is coming to a close, I really hoped to be reading a bit more than I did, but a sick baby plus working two days this week put a wrench in that plan. I did read two middle grade novels, a graphic novel, and a nonfiction picture book–all which I enjoyed very much. First, I read A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord which is my unofficial Twitter book club read for August (chat on Wednesday at 9PM ET if you would like to join us), and I am so glad that it was chosen. Salma would definitely have been on my girls list if I made it today. The other novel was Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Elementary School by Kim Baker which was super funny. I love the diversity and humor within it. Kim is one of the fabulous female authors on the humor panel I’m chairing at NCTE. The graphic novel I read was The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope. Aurora is so kick butt–I loved it! Though the world she lives in is so scary (monsters kidnap children at night), she is a light in that very dark world. Finally I read Children Growing Up With War by Jenny Matthews which I’ll be reviewing on Wednesday.

Ricki: Ricki is currently without internet service, so she will catch up with everyone next week! Hopefully, she has double the number of good books to share!

This Week’s Expeditions

Kellee: I have already started the sequel to Aurora West, and I plan on finishing that. I also want to read The Tiara on the Terrace by Kristen Kittscher and Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schultz (both funny females on the NCTE panel!). I hope to get through at least two of them.

Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday children growing wanderers

25 boys Ricki 25 Boys Collage

Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings

Thursday and Friday: 25 Boys Who Stand Out (in Middle Grade and Young Adult Literature)

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “In This Place: An Imagery Writing Activity” by Kate Ormand, Author of The Wanderers

 So, what are you reading?

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11 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 8/10/15

  1. I haven’t read A Handful of Stars yet but always enjoy Cynthia Lord’s novels.

    Miss you, Ricki! No internet? How are you surviving?

    Hope you both enjoy your books this week!

    Sue

    Book By Book

  2. I did not read nearly what I thought I would this summer. Always happy to get to what I can, though.
    Looking forward to tomorrow’s review and our Wednesday Twitter chat 🙂

    • Kellee says:

      I am trying not to be disappointed because I had such a fun summer with Trent, but it is hard when you have certain goals. However, I am very happy with what I did read.

      Looking forward to Wednesday as well!

  3. I can’t wait for many things that this post reminds me of- I can’t wait to talk A Handful of Stars! Ah, loved! And can’t wait to see your list and Ricki’s list for 25 boys. I hid my eyes and didn’t peek ahead at the collages so that when I open your posts, it will be a surprise!

    • Kellee says:

      Wasn’t it a wonderful book! I love Lord’s stories!!!
      I cannot wait for you to see our lists! You are too sweet to not look at the collages 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Is Aurora Rest part of the Battling Boy series? I’ve been debating whether to read them.

  5. I hope your baby is feeling better. I’ve added Cold War on Maplewood Street and Pickle to my ever growing list of books. I’m hoping to join you all this evening if I can figure out what 9:00 EST translates into here on the west coast!

    • Kellee says:

      6pm!!
      We missed you 🙂
      Hope you can join us for Read Between the Lines on 9/23 at 6pm PST 🙂
      You’ll love the both (very different) when/if you get to them.

  6. I enjoyed reading Cynthia Lord’s Rules, so I’m certainly looking forward to A Handful of Stars! And I love the cover of The Wanderers! Thanks for sharing these, Kellee. Hope Ricki gets back on track next week! Happy reading to both of you! =)

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