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: Guys Read: Other Worlds is by far the best of the Guys Read series so far! I will be reviewing it this week, but I just had to start with that. You will here more about it on Friday. I also read some really great picture books which I’ll be sharing with you this week and in the future: The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman, Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein, Crankee Doodle by Tom Angleberger, Journey by Aaron Becker, and Grumbles from the Forest by Jane Yolen & Rebecca Kai Dotlight.
Ricki: This week, I read about twenty journal articles about education. I learned a lot about the disconnect between what the university teaches and what student teachers learn in the classroom. I’ve also been reading a lot about the Common Core and how it fits (and doesn’t fit) in the classroom. For YAL, I finished Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. I will share more in my review on Thursday. It was a great sequel and a bit different from the first book, which was very interesting.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: This week I am going to reading Stained by Cheryl Rainfield in preparation for a review (and giveaway!). I also have 3 more Unsolved Mystery from History books by Jane Yolen & Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple which I plan to read and review 3 Wednesdays in a row for you all. I’m sure they’ll be as good as the The Salem Witch Trials so I’ll love them.
Ricki: I have big goals this week. First, I want to finish listening to Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. It is a very fun fairy tale that has been making my drives to school very enjoyable. I’ll share more next Monday. Then, I want to read a sci-fi book by debut author, Cristin Terrill. It is called All our Yesterdays, and it looks awesome. The cover makes me reminisce about Divergent. Lastly, I plan to read The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp. I started it this week, and it is a bit bizarre but quite entertaining. I just need to learn to balance my YAL with the academic reading for school.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
So, what are you reading?
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25 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/16/13”
I loved The Boy Who Loved Math and Journey. Two of my favorites. Dream Thieves was also one that I enjoyed. Looks like you both had a good week.
We did! I am heading over to your blog now to see how your week was!
These seem to be 2 of the favorites so far this year.
I too enjoyed The Boy Who Loved Math and Journey. Maggie Stiefvater will be here in Portland for Wordstock next month. I haven’t read any of her books. Have a great reading week! I always enjoy seeing the variety of books you two read!
I love her books. I think Scorpio Races is my favorite. It was so bizarre and fun!
Great picture books!
The Boy Who Dared is a great one for our 8th grade Holocaust unit. I like that the author wrote it after doing the research for the nonfiction book!
I taught it in my class and the students absolutely loved it. I agree that it is a great one!
I love that it is a different POV for WWII. Gives readers a different perspective.
Kellee – you have read some amazing picture book titles. I look forward to hearing your thoughts later in the week. Isn’t The Boy Who Loved Math amazing? Ricki – you got to finish Dream Thieves! Hope it was worth the wait for you! Lots of school reading on your plate.
It was worth the wait! I think if I read it in one sitting I would have loved it even more. It was hard, spreading it across so many weeks! I am hoping to get one of the new Kindles so my husband and I don’t have to share anymore. 🙂
I really loved Boy Who Loved Math. It made math *gasp* fun! 🙂
I love your World War II theme from last week 🙂 And I really enjoyed your review of ROSE UNDER FIRE. That one passage about hope is one that I flagged when I was reading too. And the poetry? Oh my goodness. So heartwrenching!
Great minds, Beth! I agree. That book just blew my mind.
Thank you Beth 🙂 I cannot wait to read Rose Under Fire!
Thanks for the reminder, I don’t have ANY Guys Read books in my new library!! Must fix this immediately… 🙂 Happy reading week!
Same here, Debbie. I need to get a few copies!
Oh yes, must buys.
Sounds like you both had a great reading week! I am intrigued by the Jane Yolen books. I will have to look for them.
We did! Jane Yolen is fantastic. I am excited to read her newest books, too!
Everything Jane Yolen does is pretty darn brilliant.
Dream Thieves is on its way! And I can’t wait to read Grumbles from The Forest. It sounds like the new Guys Read is good too. I’ve been reading the previous one a story at a time on my phone (in lines…) Thanks & have a good week!
You will have to let me know what you think about Dream Thieves, Linda!
The new Guys Read is great – kids will really love it 🙂
That is why I love short story anthologies – you are able to pick them up and put them down as needed.
Also, welcome back 🙂