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
- Eliot Schrefer! I had no idea! I am sure you all know how much I love his Ape Quartet’s first three books and overall am just a huge fan of Eliot as a person and author. When I first read Endangered, I went and looked up his past books and saw that they were quite different than the new direction of his books, and I just never got around to reading them; however, Eliot is my book club’s February author, and one of my girls chose to buy The Deadly Sister and read it, so I made sure to also to allow for us to chat about it. Wow! What a dark, twisted story!
- Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz lived up to all of the recommendations I’ve gotten for it. It is hard to talk about it with positive adjectives just because of the truly devastating story that Gratz shares with his readers. Jack Gruener’s story which is unbelievable yet was six years of his life. I highly recommend this novel (and I’ve already passed it onto a student!).
- I found out a couple of years ago that Ferdinand was one of my husband’s favorite books when he was younger, and I tried to read it with Trent, but he had no interest. However, this week he chose it as one of his bedtime books, and he loved it! When we got done, he asked if it was the same as the movie, and I had a surprisingly deep conversation about the differences between the book and movie with my almost four-year-old.
- Hoopla, through my public library, has so many audiobooks to chose from for kids; however, many of them are commercial like Disney or Nick, so I’ve been trying to listen, in the car, to the ones with Trent that aren’t brand name. I downloaded The Little Shop of Monsters on Monday, and Trent became obsessed. We’ve probably listened to it twelve times. Since he liked it, I also got the book from my public library, so now he can follow along.
- Recently, Trent has switched from wanting to be a zoologist to wanting to be an astronaut. Part of this new love is a focus on our space books including Oh No, Astro! and Earth! which Trent really loved. I am so impressed with how these authors combined humor, narrative, and information.
- Trent also recently got a “Moon in Your Room,” and I would highly recommend it to anyone with a young kid. Each day we look up what phase the moon is in, and we set it up to match (if you have an Apple Watch, you can look at it on there!). It then is a nightlight, but turns off after 30 minutes.
Hi, all! I am away for the next two weeks and unable to post. I’ll be at ALA Midwinter this Sunday and Monday, and my sister is visiting from NYC the following weekend for the long weekend. I look forward to catching you all soon!
This Week’s Expeditions
- I have started the Series of Unfortunate Events since I finished all of the Whatever After books that are out, and it is a series that ALL of my fourth period class who has read it said I have to. So far so Bad just like the title says.
- I have two more Eliot Schrefer books I hope to read this week. I’ve started Mez’s Magic, and I love Mez’s voice! I’m assuming The School of Dangerous Girls will be super different and super good.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Books with a Love Story that We’ve Recently Read and Enjoyed
Wednesday: Heroes of Black History by Time Kids
Thursday: Love, Mama by Jeanette Bradley
Friday: Kellee’s Classes’ Mock Caldecott Experience (and her reactions to the ALA Youth Media Awards)
So, what are you reading?
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