It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 4/15/19


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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.


Tuesday: #metoo Literature Circle Books

Wednesday: You Are Never Alone by Elin Kelsey

Thursday: Wake Up, Color Pup by Taia Morley

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Why Mix Fantasy and History?” by Angie Smibert, Author of Bone’s Gift and Lingering Echoes

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With Trent

  • Circle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen is the perfect end to the trilogy. I like the open ending that leads to conversation.
  • Dog Man:  Brawl of the Wild is the last of the Dog Man books out, so now we are waiting…
  • Flubby is the star of a new picture book series, and just love him! I find cats to just be so lovable and hilarious, so this series is perfect for  me!
  • Trent chose Fergus and Zeke the last time we were at the book store, and we got to reading it this week, and I just love the mice friends! We have book 2 ordered!

  • A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel looks at a teen’s decent into mental illness.
  • The ending of A Grimm Warning is pretty epic! Now I am just waiting for the audio for the next one to be available.
  • While I wait, I decided to start Gordon Korman’s Island series. Since I loved the Kidnapped audios so much, I thought this would be a great choice.
  • Oh, everyone, you are going to love Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo. It looks at the final of the three friends (Raymie Nightingale then Louisiana’s Way Home) and is a beautiful story about finding happiness.
  • Focused by Alyson Gerber is about a middle schooler who is struggling with focusing.


This week, I finished listening to Sadie by Courtney Summers. I am so glad that I listened to this one as an audiobook. I loved all of the voices and the podcast style. This is a powerful book.

I am heading off to maternity leave (ahhh!). I have set up lost of posts and reviews in the meantime. I will miss you all, and I am very sorry that I was unable to comment on the last couple of Mondays. Pregnancy is exhausting! I look forward to seeing you all in a couple of months!



  • Reading: Super Jake & the King of Chaos by Naomi Milliner
  • Audio: Island Book Two: Survival by Gordon Korman
  • Audio with Trent: A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond


I am reading Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead. It’s an adult book that I missed when it came out a year ago. I am really enjoying it, and it is very different from other books that I’ve read. I will report more later (after maternity leave, likely!).


Tuesday: H is for Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z by Sydell Rosenberg

Wednesday: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Thursday: You Choose In Space by Nick Sharratt & Pippa Goodhart

Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Talking Trash” by Donna Latham, Author of Garbage: Follow the Path of Your Trash


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9 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 4/15/19”

  1. Kellee, I’m looking forward to the new Kate DiCamillo and Ricki, best of wishes to you, waiting for baby, then enjoying the time away with the boys and the new arrival!

  2. I read Flubby this week, too. I am looking forward to sharing it with my students to see what they think. Fergus and Zeke is a fun one, too. I am not familiar with Johnny Appleseed, but it sounds intriguing.

  3. Kellee~ Of the Shapes Triology, I’ve only seen book #2: Square. Grrr! I’m so happy to hear about Beverly, Right Here. I’ve seen the cover, but somehow I missed that it had to do with Raymie and Louisiana!

    Ricki~ I’ve also heard that Sadie is best as an audiobook — excited to get to this one! And I really hope you enjoy your Babymoon!

  4. Ricki, I can’t wait to meet the new little one! Healthy thoughts for you and the family. May you get some rest 🙂
    Kellee, everyone has raved about Super Jake. I’ll be interested in what you have to say!

  5. Kellee, Now that I am finally caught up, I’m waiting for Circle to become available. I sure wish my library had the Flubby books. I am gnashing my teeth to get to Beverly, Right Here.
    Ricki, I listened to Sadie also. Wasn’t it fabulous? Best Wishes!


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