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.
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Last Week’s Posts
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Tuesday: Blog Tour with Review!: The Door in the Alley (The Explorers #1) by Adrienne Kress
Wednesday: Seventy Favorite Books From Ten of Kellee’s 2016-17 Middle School Students
Thursday: Once Upon a Book Club — Unboxing!
Friday: Blog Tour with Giveaway and Review!: Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive! by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie A. Thompson
Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Thank You, Teachers!” by Pepper Springfield
Last Week’s Journeys
I am attending ALA Annual in Chicago!!!! I’ll catch you up on that and my reading next week 🙂
My son and I read All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson (Author of Roller Girl). We’ve read a chapter each night, and he loves it. He’s only three (ha ha), but he’s obsessed with graphic novels. I don’t think he understood much of it, and this is definitely a middle school book, but he loved reading it with me. This book tells the story of Imogene, a 11-year-old girl whose parents work Renaissance fairs. She’s always been homeschooled and is training to be a squire, but she has to be brave and start middle school–which is very scary! It’s quite cleverly crafted, and I loved learning about the Renaissance fair life!
I finally read El Deafo by Cece Bell. This is a wonderful book. I loved the superhero motif. The book portrays disability in a way that is accessible to kids. It also taught me a lot about the hearing impaired. If you haven’t gotten to this one, I recommend it highly.
My son is obsessed with reading Peanut Butter and Jellyfish by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. This isn’t a new book, but we’ve read it at least thirty times this week, so I thought I should share it here. It’s about a seahorse named Peanut Butter and a Jellyfish named….Jellyfish. Crabby (the crab) bullies them. When Crabby gets in trouble, Peanut Butter and Jellyfish have to decide whether or not they will help them. The story is entertaining, and it’s great to talk about rising above bullying behavior and not being afraid to apologize when you realize you were wrong.
This Week’s Expeditions
I’m still listening to this gem, and I’ve started a few others that have come in the mail. I’ll report back about those soon.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Ten Books that Leave you Wanting More from Ash and Sam, 8th grade
Wednesday: More Favorite Books From Ten of Kellee’s 16-17 Middle School Students
Thursday: Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
Friday: The Bobs and Tweets by Pepper Springfield
Sunday: Author Guest Post
So, what are you reading?
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7 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 6/26/17”
I’ve loved seeing all the pics from ALA, Kellee. What fun you all are having! And Ricki, my youngest granddaughter’s name is Imogene. I will be sure to get the “All’s Faire” book for her! There are several books with Imogene in them!Have a great reading week!
All’s Faire is sure to be a hit with students! They just eat up graphic novels. I’ve never heard of The Bobs and Tweets. I’ll have to check it out.
Now you’ll have to take your son to a Renaissance Faire so he can see what they are like! So much fun.
I still need to read El Deafo – have heard so many rave reviews!
Enjoy your books this week –
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Kellee, I’m so sorry I didn’t meet you at ALA. Wasn’t it a whirlwind? Fun though.
Ricki, I’m really eager to read All’s Faire. I loved Roller Girl.
Kellee, it was great seeing you at ALA, if only for a few minutes. Hopefully we will spend more time together at NCTE in November.
Ricki, I’m really looking forward to reading All’s Faire in Middle School. I loved Roller Girl so I’m excited to read Victoria’s next graphic novel. That’s so awesome that your son’s only 3 and already loves graphic novels. 🙂
Hi Rickie, I’m really looking forward to All’s Faire in Middle School. I adored Roller Girl! El Deafo has been on my list for ages, but I never managed to get to it.
I can’t wait to read the new Victoria Jamieson – my students are such Roller Girl fans. Kellee I hope you loved ALA!