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.
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Last Week’s Posts
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Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: I have had such a crazy week!!! Let’s start with my reading update: I had a great reading week! Because of the Future Problem Solvers State Competition, I was at a hotel without Jim or Trent, so even though I missed them, I got SO MUCH reading done. First, I finished listening to George by Alex Gino which was one of the two must reads I read this week. I loved how gently but truthfully George’s story was shared. Next I read The Slowest Book Ever in one sitting because it was so interesting; we’ll share our thoughts on Wednesday. Then I read my other must read book: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. Everyone should read it! So powerful! Lastly, I read four nonfiction books: 31 Ways to Change the World from Candlewick Press, National Geographic Kids: National Parks Guide USA, Animal Planet Ocean Animals, and Animal Planet Polar Animals. I’ll review these later in the month.
Finally, I have some phenomenal news! At the Florida Future Problem Solving State Competition, my 9th grade team place FIRST in the middle division team Global Problem Solving booklets and one of my 11th graders placed third in the senior division individual Global Problem Solving booklets. The five of them qualified to go to the international competition! My other 9th grade team placed fourth only missing internationals by one place, but they’ve only been a team for two years, so that is so impressive. The first place middle team also scored second in the action plan skit. The only team that didn’t place was my 6th grade team; however, they have been a team for one year and made it to states. I am so proud of all of my students! I am so excited and proud!
Ricki: This week, I finished The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenborough. Martha is such a smart, thoughtful author, and I am pumped that she has made such a great beginning stamp in the field of YAL. I am so excited to read all of her work and know she will become a favorite author for me.
Henry and I visited four different libraries this week (and two last week). He loves playing at the library and being amongst the books.
We signed out seven of the Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney (all of the llama books we could find at the local libraries). He has become obsessed with this series, and randomly comes up to me throughout the day and asks, “Yama yama book, mama?” He is learning a lot from the books. At the library, a boy wasn’t sharing, and Henry informed him that llama llama shares. (He doesn’t apply this sharing lesson to his own behavior, but he certainly uses it when it is in his best interest.)
We also read and enjoyed Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins. This is a great, new picture book. I’ll be sharing a full review this Thursday!
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: My life is going to be a bit crazy for a while because we have to do all of our fundraising in the next month for FPS! But this week I plan on starting The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin by Elinor Teele, and I think that I am going to begin listening to The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett.
Ricki: While at the library, I read 3/4 of The Nest by Kenneth Oppel. I am hooked! If I didn’t have to do a bunch of work today, I would hole myself in my room and finish it! I’ll report more next week because I am sure I will be done with it!
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Ten Bookish People You Should Follow On Twitter/Facebook
Wednesday: Blog Tour and Review!: The Slowest Book Ever by April Pulley Sayre
Thursday: Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
Friday: #mustreadin2016 Spring Update
Sunday: Author Guest Post! by Andrea Young, Author of Finny and the Boy from Horse Mountain
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