It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 8/6/18


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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.



Monday: Special Announcement!: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Wins the 2018 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award!

Tuesday:  Student Voices: The Struggles of Writer Wannabes by Two of Kellee’s 2017-18 Middle School Students

Wednesday: The Kid’s Awesome Activity Book by Mike Lowery

Thursday: Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Friday: Maximillian Villainous by Margaret Chiu Greanias

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We are back to a pretty regular schedule here at the Moye house which means that there is more consistent reading time at bedtime.

  • We finished Lucy by Randy Cecil as a family. It is such a wonderful introduction to multiple story lines, prediction, and inferring.
  • We then moved on to a couple of new Pete the Cat early readers (Trent loves them!). Pete is a star in my house right now!
  • Trent also pulled out a couple of books we love but haven’t read in a while: Super Jumbo by Fred Koehler and I Want to be a Lion Tamer (or a Vet… or a Zookeeper… or a Safari Guide…) by Ruby Brown.
  • Lastly, Trent is pretty in love with space (his room has a moon and glow in the dark stars, and he has an astronaut outfit), so when I received A Place for Pluto by Stef Wade, I knew I had to sit down and read it with him, and he loved it as much as I thought he would! It is so good!

  • Finished The Son of Neptune, and I can see why my students love this series! I am very looking forward to reading the next book.
  • Something Rotten by Heather Montgomery is a book like no other that I’ve ever heard of or seen! It is a nonfiction text, told in really engaging narratives, about roadkill and what it can teach us about animals. It is so fascinating!
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers was a book that Haley, of Teachers Who Read, told me to start as soon as possible, so I found it on Netgalley, and I got reading. WOW! I read this YA novel in less than 48 hours while working–that means something. It is told in podcast transcript and first person narrative, alternating. The story focuses on Sadie, a young teen who has run away to find the murderer of her sister, and the podcast that is trying to find her and solve the mystery.
  • Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley was FASCINATING! My teacher friend recommended it to me, and I am so glad she did. I devoured the book while also reading information on and other websites. I learned so much! It really gives history a voice.


Hi, all. I am so sorry I have to bow out this Monday. I hope you have a great week.



Still chugging along with Dumplin’ and the Vet Volunteers series. We’ll see if I get to anything else with preplanning next week.


Tuesday: Student Voices: Visual Reflections on School Shootings by Two of Kellee’s 2017-18 Middle School Students

Wednesday: Hazardous Tales: Raid of No Return by Nathan Hale with an Educator Guest Post

Thursday: Who Eats Orange? by Dianne White

Friday: Picture Book 10 for 10: Our 4-Year-Olds Share Their Current Ten Favorite Books


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8 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 8/6/18”

  1. A Place for Pluto looks really cute. I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s PB 10 for 10. Mine is ready to go! Can’t wait to read what the 4 year olds share!

  2. Looks like you had a great week of reading in both social justice and diversity. All of your books are on my TBR list already! I am looking forward to reading some novels next week, as I will be able to enjoy some extra reading before school starts for the semester and I will no longer have to study for my Praxis Exam on Friday.

    a latte of blessings & sparkles, Jeanie

  3. oooh…Sadie sounds so good! Very “ripped from the headlines” with the popularity of true crime podcasts right now. I will keep an eye out for that one.

    BTW, thanks for helping me over the weekend – I finally got a new contact for First Second from another blogger, and after I e-mailed, they replied immediately! Seems that First Second has been wholly absorbed into Macmillan now.

    Enjoy your books this week –


    2018 Big Book Summer Challenge

  4. Thanks for posting about the Walden Award! I’m so happy Angie’s book won!

    Also, congrats on running for ALAN Presdient-elect, Ricki! As soon as I find my ALAN membership number, I will be voting for you! <3

  5. I’m definitely adding Sadie by Courtney Summers to my TBR list right now. That looks really good (and WOW at the current Goodreads rating). it should be fun to read everyone’s PB 10 for 10! As always, thank you for hosting #imwayr!

  6. Can’t wait to read ORANGE!
    I think I got PLUTO at ALA….. but that would mean I need to open my ALA boxes to find out!! How did summer go by this quickly??


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