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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- We finished the second Ella and Owen book. Trent loves the dynamics between the two dragons. Like the other three books we read this week, any book with two opposite characters who love each other but also have disagreements is quite entertaining.
- We went and saw a local production of Frog and Toad All Year the play, so I figured I should probably read the book with Trent. We then went to the book store and got all of the Frog and Toad books.
- I want Trent to love Elephant and Piggie as much as I do. He’s finally starting to ask to read their books; I am so excited!
- Trent started t-ball a few weeks ago (hence the being unavailable on Mondays now), and My First Book of Baseball is a great book to read to reinforce what he is learning.
- Reviewing this book on Wednesday–don’t miss out!
This week, I reread When the Moon Was Ours by Anna Marie McLemore to teach it on Monday. My TAs are teaching If I Was Your Girl and The 57 Bus. We are going to talk about Gender and Adolescence and use these three books as talking points. All three books are incredible. When the Moon Was Ours is so lyrical. The magical realism just takes my breath away. It was wonderful to reread. If you haven’t read this book, I recommend it highly.
- Okay, I am finally getting all of the hype around this series. Where I am (about 75% through the book) is pretty crazy suspenseful, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next. I am not sure if it is because I was listening to the audio, that it took a bit just to get sucked into the setting and characters, or something else, but I was struggling with it; however, now I am all in, and I cannot wait to continue listening (and I will finish it this week!).
- Jim bought Trent Winnie the Pooh to start reading together. I can’t resist reading a book Jim picked out, and I’ve never read the original stories, so I am looking forward to it.
- As for reading myself, I don’t know! I just finished the Christopher Healy book (reviewing it on Wednesday), and I haven’t picked anything up yet. I have 5 novels to read for the blog to review before the end of October and 7 novels to read for NCTE in November, so I am not sure what I am going to pick up next.
I am still working on Sadie. It turns out that assigning my classes a lot of different reading and then designing the lessons cuts into my free reading time. 🙂
Tuesday: Speak Out! For Banned Books #BannedBooksWeek
Wednesday: Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway!: A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem: A Dastardly Plot by Christopher Healy
Thursday: Gods and Heroes by Korwin Briggs
Friday: Orphaned by Eliot Schrefer
Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Shedding a Light of Understanding on Kids Who Are Different” by Janet McLaughlin, Author of Different
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