It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/25/17


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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.


Lisa M. 
for winning our giveaway for It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk!


Last Week’s Posts

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top ten tuesday 


Tuesday: Ten Websites/Resources for Parents/Teachers to Who Want to Talk to Kids About Books

Wednesday: Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway!: Flashlight Night by Matt Forrest Esenwine, Illustrated by Fred Koehler

**Giveaway open until Tuesday!!!**

Thursday: Here Comes Teacher Cat by Deborah Underwood

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

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “The Joy of Comic Reprints” by Tom Eaton, Author of The Bug Zapper


 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

top ten tuesday 

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 Asleeby 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?

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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7 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/25/17”

  1. I’m very excited that I will be reading It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk soon! I’m curious about Felix Yz and looking forward to hearing more of your thoughts about it.

  2. Kelle, Felix Yz looks like an interesting book. I’ll be looking forward to reading what you have to say.

    Rickie, I loved Egg and will be looking for The Story Book Knight next time I head to the library.

  3. I loved Flashlight Night and have it on my post today, too. I would love to see what sorts of art this would inspire in kids! Egg is also an awesome book that helps kids see how to accept differences in others. Have a great week!

  4. I SO want to read I’ll Give You the Sun – I thought I’d downloaded it from SYNC last summer but then months later tried to open it and found out I’d downloaded everything wrong and didn’t have any of the audios 🙁 So sad! I made sure not to make the same mistake this year.

    I just love Alan Gratz’s novels – Refugee sounds great!

    Enjoy your books this week –


    Book By Book


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