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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 started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. 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!

Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, 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.

CONGRATULATIONS
DECLAN F.
FOR WINNING A COPY OF THE TYPEWRITER!

AND

CONGRATULATIONS
JOLIE I.
FOR WINNING A COPIES OF GOOD MORNING YOGA AND GOOD NIGHT YOGA!

Last Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday farm animals rascally rabbits

maybe a fox kiki and jacques freya

Tuesday: Ten Books on our Spring To Be Read List

Wednesday: National Geographic Kids: Farm Animals and Rascally Rabbits! 

Thursday: Blog Tour, Author Guest Post, Giveaway, and Review!: Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee
Giveaway open until Wednesday!

Friday: Kiki and Jacques by Susan Ross

Sunday: “Getting Students to ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ Their Writing” by KW Penndorf, Author of Freya and the Dragon Egg

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 Last Week’s Journeys

Kellee: Spring break is here! So far, I haven’t done a ton of reading because Jim and I went on a date weekend at Disney, and I focused on just hanging out with my husband. Earlier in the week, I did finish two books that I loved so much!

First, I read The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling which really filled a Harry Potter void. Though it wasn’t a Harry Potter story per se, it was just the touch I needed. I also listened to Upside-Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins. It was funny and smart and cute and had a great theme–the perfect audiobook for the last week before spring break.

Ricki: As I promised you last week, I didn’t get any reading done this week! I finished my manuscript for the AERA conference, and I am very excited to present it! I also wrote an essay for my Human Rights and Social Justice class (my last class of my doctoral degree!). I’ve been reading some articles about the ways that feminism and social class intersect, but I haven’t read any books this week. Next week, I will read more fun stuff, I promise!

This Week’s Expeditions

Kellee: I am currently almost done with Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier, and I am enthralled! I cannot wait to finish–I have the second book waiting in the wings. I also have Red Planet by Eddie Pittman to read this week which is a sci-fi adventure graphic novel.

Ricki: I just started Kristen-Paige Madonia’s Invisible Fault Lines, an ARC from S&S, and I love it so far!

Upcoming Week’s Posts

top ten tuesday easter Twenty Yawns

line for line 9 Beyond the Red 9781634506441

Tuesday: Books We Really Love But Don’t Talk About Enough

Wednesday: National Geographic Kids: Celebrate Easter

Thursday: Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway!: Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley

Friday: LSU’s Line 4 Line Program

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “The Star Wars Effect: Bringing Teens to Space” by Ava Jae, Author of Beyond the Red

 So, what are you reading?

Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

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18 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/21/16

  1. Linda Baie says:

    Upside-Down Magic sounds fun, Kellee, and congratulations on finishing up “things”, Ricki. Have a great week, first one of spring!

  2. Kiki and Jacques really looks interesting – and Freya too! All lovely titles. I should check out the AERA conference. 🙂

  3. Kellee, I am looking forward to reading Upside Down Magic. I love it when those authors work together. I read Peter Nimble after finishing The Night Gardener. I just couldn’t get into it.
    Ricki congratulations on finishing your manuscript. Invisible Fault Lines sounds very promising.

  4. Beth Shaum says:

    Looking forward to your Twenty Yawns post. I really enjoyed that picture book! 🙂

  5. Kellee – I remember you telling me you were going on this Disney weekend! You’ll have to let me know where you ended up staying. I really need to get to Peter Nimble! Maybe in April. I enjoyed Upside Down Magic, that was a good one for my reading kids. I’m glad #2 is coming out in May. And that reminds me, I need to get my Twenty Yawns post done soon!
    Ricki – the advanced work you do always amazes me! I know you’ll get to your reading soon!

    • Kellee says:

      We stayed at the Riverside. It was so lovely! 14 hours at Disney with no child is super fun! 🙂
      Peter Nimble is such a fantastical book. Reminded me of Alistair Grim’s Odditorium too!
      I cannot wait to read Upside Down Magic #2. I loved the first one more than I thought I would.
      Happy writing your post and reading this week 🙂

    • Michele, it cuts into my reading time, for sure. I am still working on balancing everything.

  6. Sounds like a lovely spring break, Kellee! I haven;t read The Tales of Beetle the Bard yet. I should check it out.

    Wow, Rcki, you’ve been busy! I’m impressed by how much you accomplish (both of you, actually) while working full-time and being moms, too…and bloggers!

    Hope you both enjoy your books this week –

    Sue

    Book By Book

    • Thanks, Sue. Your positive words mean a lot! I try to balance everything and often feel as if I am failing, so I appreciate your comments!

    • Kellee says:

      If you love Harry Potter, then it is a must read 🙂
      And thank you for the compliment. It is a very hard balance sometimes, but I love every part of it 🙂

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