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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Three new summer picture book releases from Penguin! Yahoo!:
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes is an adorable and charming book about a boy who imagines he is the king of kindergarten. As the mom of a son who is about to enter kindergarten, I am so thrilled that this book exists. It doesn’t even acknowledge the fear that some kids might have about kindergarten. Instead, it is so confident, and I love that we finished the book and my son said, “I want to be the king of kindergarten, too!”
My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero is absolutely lovely. It has such richness and depth. My kids kept making me turn back to previous pages, so they could soak in the details a bit more. I love Isabel Quintero’s YA work, so I was thrilled to see this picture book. It is quite marvelous.
Camp Tiger could be set in Colorado. It reminds me so much of the Poudre Canyon and our drives through it. The mountain setting is stunning. The main character of the book is used to annual camping trips, but he imagines a tiger joins them this year. This book has a lot of depth and offers a lot to talk about with kids. It made me a bit teary. I loved it and think it will be very popular this summer.
I am just about finished with I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. I think I might be getting Internment by Samira Ahmed next. Has anyone read it yet?
Wednesday: Review and Educators’ Guide: Taking Cover: One Girl’s Story of Growing Up During the Iranian Revolution by Nioucha Homayoonfar
Thursday: The Last Last-Day of Summer by Lamar Giles
Friday: Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway!: Yogi: The Life, Loves, and Language of Baseball Legend Yogi Berra by Barb Rosenstock
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