It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 12/10/18


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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.


Wednesday: Smithsonian’s Exploration Station World Atlas

Friday: Chilly Da Vinci by J. Rutland

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Heads Up for Projectile Science!” by Matthew Brenden Wood, Author of Projectile Science: The Physics Behind Kicking a Field Goal and Launching a Rocket with Science Activities for Kids

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Well, not a lot of reading was done this week. It has been a week.

Negative thing that kept me from reading:
If you were at NCTE with me, you know that I was fighting ear issues, and THEY ARE STILL GOING ON! Since it is still clogged, no infection any more at least, the pressure in my ear is causing some headaches and dizziness. Hopefully this new dose of meds will help! Fingers crossed!

Positive thing that kept me from reading:
I’ll post all about it after winter break 🙂


I really enjoyed Chilly Da Vinci by J. Rutland. It’s a fun book that uses Da Vinci’s inventions to inspire young people to invent the impossible—and stick with their inventions if they aren’t working properly.

My son and I absolutely loved Where’s the Architect?: From Pyramids to Skyscrapers. The book is oversized with giant illustrations. Each spread features a magnificent work of architecture from the past. In most of the drawings, the architecture is in the process of being built or was recently built. I feel like I learned so much from this book, and I loved all of the new-to-me facts about architectural structures that I was familiar with. My son loved looking and talking about the buildings, and he enjoyed doing the search-and-finds on each page.

My younger son loves the pull-flaps and features on this book. He sits with it for quite some time. I love a good, interactive book.

Sadly, I didn’t read any YAL this week. It was our last week of classes, and I feel like my days consist of grading and answering emails. I am looking forward to getting back in the groove! I did read some great articles in the new issue of American Educational Research Journal!



I am loving the two Nielsen novels I’m reading!


This week, I promise to finish some YAL. 🙂


Wednesday: Where’s the Architect: From Pyramids to Skyscrapers (An Architect Look and Find Book) by Susanne Rebschet & Annabelle von Sperber

Friday: Blog Tour with Author Guest Post and Giveaway!: Children of Jubilee by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Big Questions, Big World, Big Data!” by Carla Mooney, Author of Big Data: Information in the Digital World


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5 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 12/10/18”

  1. Sorry the ear still hasn’t cleared up, Kellee. Hoping it’s better soon. How exciting that you had Jennifer Neilsen visit. Have a nice break, Ricki! I shared a ‘life the flap’ book today. They are fun! Enjoy your break!

  2. Aw, Kellee, so sorry to hear of your health problems! Sounds painful & annoying, too. Glad you have had some relief but I hope things continue to improve this week.

    So great that you got to meet Jennifer Nielsen!! I haven’t yet read her two books you are reading now.

    Ricki, I hope with the end of the semester you will have more time for reading for yourself!!

    Enjoy your books this week (and feel better, Kellee) – thanks for hosting!


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  3. Kellee~ I’m so jealous of the Jennifer Nielsen visit! We don’t get a lot of big name authors in my neck of the woods. Boo! But I’ve been wanting to read Resistance and so it would be especially cool to meet Nielsen!!

    Ricki~ I’m adding Where’s the Architect?: From Pyramids to Skyscrapers to my list! This sounds wonderful — right up my middle child’s alley!

  4. Sorry to hear about your ear issues, Kellee, but that author visit sounds really cool. I still have to read Resistance. It’s in my pile.


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