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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Friday: New-to-Me Favorite Bilingual Picture Books from Arte Público Press: Growing Up with Tamales by Gwendolyn Zepeda; Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! by Larissa M. Mercado-López; The Little Doctor by Juan J. Guerra; Dalia’s Wondrous Hair by Laura Lacámara; The Runaway Piggy by James Luna; Grandma’s Chocolate by Por Mara Price
Last Week’s Journeys
Um, well, this week I didn’t finish anything! Oops! But I have been reading 🙂 See below.
Henry and I enjoyed Trucks by Anne Rockwell, The Story Book Knight by Helen Docherty, and Egg by Kevin Henkes. I loved The Story Book Knight. It’s by the same author and illustrator team (a husband and wife) as Snatchabook—one of my all-time favorite picture books. My husband and I love both of these books. They have a good flow, the story is enjoyable, and you can reread them a dozen times without getting tired of the story (an important quality for parents!). Also, they promote reading! I loved reading Egg with Henry because we practiced some sight words, and it was a very fun read!
This week I REREAD I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. My students are reading it for Adolescents’ Literature. I am really, really excited to hear what they think of it. This book has a warm place in my heart.
This Week’s Expeditions
But I am reading two books I’m really enjoying!
- Currently reading: Felix Yz by Lisa Bunker is one of the oddest and unique books I’ve ever read! Going to wait until I finish to say more.
- Currently listening: Refugee by Alan Gratz is heart-wrenching, suspenseful, sad, and I’m not even done!
I am about to start some of the books I am presenting at the ALAN Workshop! I’ll report back next week about them! 🙂
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Ten Books that Feature Nontraditional Families
Wednesday: Welcome Fall with These Picture Books: One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me by John Micklos, Jr. & Autumn: A Pop Up Book by David A. Carter
Thursday: All My Friends are Fast Asleep by David Weinstone
Friday: Review and Giveaway!: Listen: How Peter Seeger Got American Singing by Leda Shubert
Sunday: Author Guest Post
So, what are you reading?
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