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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Thursday: Review and Giveaway!: Duck and Hippo: The Secret Valentine by Jonathan London
Giveaway open until Wednesday!
Friday: Blog Tour with Review, Educators’ Guide, and Giveaway!: The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu
Giveaway open until Thursday!
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A much better reading week!
- Trent is pretty darn obsessed with Dog Man. We bought a box with the first three, and now that we’re on the third book, he has already asked if we could get four.
- I reviewed The Lost Girl on Friday, so check that out to see what I thought. (Spoiler: A special book!)
- Merci Suarez Changes Gears is everything I wanted and more! I’m definitely going to review it for you all! It definitely deserved the Newbery.
- And it must have been an award-winning book reading week because I also read The Poet X which blew me away! I can see why it won like everything.
- Done with the second Land of Stories book! It is pretty darn clever how Chris Colfer tied all of the fairy tales together. Waiting for the third audiobook to be available from my library now…
My boys and I read Make This! by National Geographic. This is probably my favorite book that has come out of National Geographic. It’s divided into chapters (Forces, Motion, Optics, Energy, etc.), and each chapter features easy-to-create projects for kids to learn about physics and engineering. Most of the projects can be completed with items in our house. After every project, my boys were shrieking, “Let’s make it! Right now!” We currently have a straw rocket on the counter. (We had to pause for bedtime, but I suspect it will be in the air tomorrow.) My husband, an engineer, was impressed by the ways in which the chapters were divided. I am a big fan of this book and will be gifting it to a few engineer-loving kids that I know.
- Going to listen to The Poet X now because I need to hear it performed.
- Red Queen take 3! Let’s see if I can finish it this time 🙂
- And onto Dog Man 3!
I am loving Where the Heart is by Jo Knowles. She captures characters and emotion so beautifully. I am rushing to finish this post, so I can get back to it!
I am listening to They Both Die at the End (Adam Silvera). I have an hour and a half left. I suspect most of the readers of this blog have read it, but it is on my #mustreadin2019 list!
I am proud that my son is reading Fox the Tiger entirely by himself. We read a new page or two each day and review all of the previous pages together each day. I really, really enjoy this book and was glad it won the Geisel award. It’s a fantastic early reader that is engaging and fun.
Wednesday: Watch Hollow by Gregory Funaro
Friday: Complexity in Someday by David Levithan
Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “The Writing Process” by Lauren L. Wohl, Author of Extravaganza at the Plaza
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