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
I am writing this post on Wednesday the 6th before I leave for the Future Problem Solvers International Competition.
If I am going to be completely honest, I do not have much to share with you that I have read since Monday. I think the beginning of summer is one of my hardest reading times because my brain just wants a break. Hopefully it’ll get back to normal soon 🙂
I did get a chance to read two upcoming picture books (both September) that are VERY different but are both must get books, and Trent and I also listened to some new books in the car:
I LOVED Josh Funk’s Mission Defrostable. This is one of my favorite children’s book series. Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast are very funny, and the books provide a lot of great classroom opportunities.
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson is well worth the hype. I really enjoyed it. I’m adding it to my book list for the fall. It’s that good. I did a lot of Kindle highlighting. There is much to talk about with this one.
Amal Unbound was also incredible. I had a lot of good luck with books this week. I read this book last night and stayed up until three in the morning because I was desperate to find out what happened next. This book is set in Pakistan, but it discusses human rights issues that are a reality across the world.
This Week’s Expeditions
We’ll see how much reading I can get done at FPS! I’m still listening to Anger is a Gift, so I hope to get some time on the plane and shuttle!
I am trying to finalize books for my Fall syllabus. I have a few tough choices to make, and I want to read this book to consider whether it will fit within one of my weekly themes.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Things We Do Over the Summer (Teachers DO Work During the Summer!)
Wednesday: Women Athletes Who Rule! from Sports Illustrated Kids
Thursday: What Do They Do With All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz
Friday: Kellee’s End of Year Student Survey Results, Students’ Favorite Books, and Top Checked Out Books 2017-18
Sunday: Author Guest Post with Teaching Tools!: “Lessons of Past Wars” by Barbara Diggs, Author of The Vietnam War
So, what are you reading?
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