It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/26/18


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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.


Last Week’s Posts

Teaching Tuesday: Most Talked About Books in our Classrooms Right Now

Wednesday: George the Hero Hound by Jeffrey Ebbler

Thursday: I Walk with Vanessa by Kerascoët

Friday: The Life and Times of Birdie Mae Hayes: The Gift by Jeri Anne Agee

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 Last Week’s Journeys


This week is the Florida Future Problem Solvers State Competition, and I have twenty-five students competing! Fingers crossed for them! It started Sunday night, so I just ran out of time to do my IMWAYR post—my apologies!!! I’ll catch you all up next week.


My sons and I read these three F&Gs: Dreaming of You by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, Blue Grass Boy: The Story of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass Music by Barb Rosenstock, and Look Out! It’s a Dragon by Jenny Lambert. The first is a quiet book that imagines what animals might be dreaming. The second is a nonfiction picture book about Bill Monroe, who is largely considered the father of blue grass music. The third is about a dragon who wants to be considered a nice dragon, so he can live with the local animals.

I REREAD American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang. I am excited to share this one with students. It’s generated some great conversations with other classes in the past. I am curious what my current students will think about it.

It wasn’t a crazy reading week for me because I worked on submitting a manuscript for publication, but I am almost done with several books that I am looking forward to sharing.


This Week’s Expeditions

Instead of being good and finishing one of the several books I have in progress, I cracked the cover of Thornhill by Pam Smy. This nontraditional book is capturing my attention. It’s very spooky. I think I am trying to recreate my experience of reading Mary’s Monster by Lita Judge. That book blew me away.


Upcoming Week’s Posts


Teaching Tuesday: Teaching Tuesday: Teaching My Son to Read (by Ricki) Part II

Wednesday: Bat and the Waiting Game by Elana K. Arnold

Thursday: Guest Review: Miles Away From You by A. B. Rutledge

Friday: Moon by Alison Oliver


 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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8 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/26/18”

  1. Dreaming of You sounds like a really sweet book. I’ve heard good things about Thornill, but haven’t gotten to it yet.

  2. Good luck with your competition, Kellee. I did that long ago with students, a wonderful program! And American Born Chinese is a wonderful book, Ricki. Hope your students enjoy it!

  3. I know my just-turned-four-years-old would love Dreaming of You. Lately she wakes up every morning and tells me what she dreamed. 🙂 Also, I’m glad to be reminded of Thornhill. I’ve been meaning to pick it up. I don’t read many spook books, but it’s nice for a change it pace! I hope your Florida Future Problem Solvers State Competition goes well, Kellee!

  4. Hope you are having a fabulous time Kellee!
    Ricki I enjoyed reading your first installment of Teaching My Son to Read, and am looking forward to the next. I have read American Born Chinese a couple of times, and was more impressed with each reading. It was the graphic novel that showed me just how powerful one could be.


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