It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/4/19


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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.


Denise M. 
for winning our What If…? Then We… Giveaway!



Tuesday: Jennifer Nielsen’s Visit to Kellee’s School

Thursday: The Story of Rock, The Story of Rap, and Frida Catlo

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  • I can definitely see why so many of my students rave about Red Queen, and I cannot wait to see what happens in book two. So much betrayal and unexpected events in the first book! However, I will admit that it did remind me of many different books’ premises.
  • Monday’s Not Coming was such a surprise for me! It was anything but the typical missing person book you normally encounter, and I really didn’t figure out the truth until it was revealed.
  • Marie Lu is a sci-fi genius in my mind. The Warcross/Wildcard duology was epic! Though my favorite thing about it was the focus on friendship, teamwork, and truthfulness.
  • The Last Panther should be talked about more! It is a middle grade dystopian novel mixed with a Carl Hiaasen novel, and it is as good and interesting as the combination sounds.

  • We have finished Dog Man #3: A Tale of Two Kitties, and it is still definitely holding Trent’s attention.
  • A librarian from our county library visited Trent’s school and read Mousetronaut and my typical “I don’t remember what I did at school kid” instead talked a mile a minute about a mouse saving the say on a space ship and becoming an astronaut, so we asked for the book (and received!) Mousetronaut for Trent’s birthday.
  • After Ricki’s rave review of Fox the Tiger and its ALA award, I had to read it with Trent, and I see why it is receiving the love. It is a fun read with a good plot, but it is also very readable for early readers.



  • On to number 4! I think Trent would read this for hours every night with us!
  • Todd Mitchell is our virtual visit on March 11th, so I am onto my second of his books–VERY different!
  • A Grimm Warning audiobook was finally available and it was perfect timing since I finished listening/rereading The Poet X.



Tuesday: Do you teach a YAL course or do you integrate YAL in your classroom? If so, Ricki needs your help!

Thursday: Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles

Friday: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo


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9 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/4/19”

  1. Kellee~ I’m so glad you loved the Warcross/Wildcard duology. I was especially pleased with book #2! I had Monday’s Not Coming checked out and ended up having to return it before I got to read it. But I’ve heard great things and I hope to grab it up again this year. I hope we get Fox the Tiger very soon, too! I’m making a note of The Last Panther as I missed that one when it came out. Thanks for sharing!

    • Its so funny–I think I am the only person that liked the first one better.
      If you read Monday’s Not Coming, let me know what you think!


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