It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 6/10/19


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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: Call for Teachers of YA Literature Classes

Wednesday: Blog Tour with Author Guest Post, Recipes, and Excerpt!: Nixie Ness: Cooking Star by Claudia Mills

Thursday: Guest Review: The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold

Friday: Max Attacks by Kathi Appelt
Giveaway open until Thursday!

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Transgender and Non-Binary People Have Always Been Here” by Maria Cook, Author of Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms

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As promised, we read some Mercy and Narwhal this week! I just love both of these series so much and so happy to read the new Mercy piglet picture book, too–a origin story of our favorite porcine wonder. Also, peanut Narwhal is ADORABLE! Trent also picked out a Pete the Cat book which made me so happy because he has been not wanting to read Pete books.


We finished A Bear Called Paddington! Yay! I think it was a little too long of an audiobook without read along text, but we enjoyed it overall. Then Trent picked out Inspector Flytrap to read next. It is a read along on Hoopla, and he LOVES them. The sloth throughout is definitely his favorite. Angleberger and Bell are hilarious together!

Three upcoming titles!

  • Roll With It by Jamie Sumner is a story of a baking-fanatic who moves to a small town that is not very equip to deal with her wheelchair but a rough start does not always indicate the future.
  • The second Kitten Construction Company was just as cute and funny as the first. I love this story of inclusion!
  • Oh, what a mash up!!!! Mighty Jack and Zita the Space Girl by Ben Hatke is everything readers will want and more! And it made me want to go back and read both series again!

  • The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman follows Viji and Rukku as the flee their abusive home to live on the streets of Chennai.
  • Fear of Missing Out by Kate McGovern is Astrid’s story of living when she finds out she is dying.


Ricki is away on maternity leave and will return mid-June. Happy reading!



Currently Reading: A Tear in the Ocean by H.M. Bouwman

Currently Listening: Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic by Michael McCreary

Reading Next with Trent: Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo and Narwhal’s Otter Friend by Ben Clanton

Listening to Next with Trent: Inspector Flytrap and the Goat Who Chewed Too Much by Tom Angleberger


Tuesday: Kellee’s End of Year Student Survey Results, Students’ Favorite Books, and Top Checked Out Books 2018-19

Thursday: Guest Review: Feral Youth: A Novel in 10 Points of View from Shaun David Hutchinson and Nine Other Powerhouse Authors

Friday: Blog Tour with Review: Moon! Earth’s Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Feminism: Finding Our Way Forward” by Jill Dearman, Author of Feminism: The March Towards Equal Rights for Women


Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!

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7 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 6/10/19”

  1. I loved knowing about the sweet Mercy Watson’s beginnings & need to find the new Narwhal & other series you’ve mentioned. My youngest granddaughter loves them all. Have a great week, Kellee!

  2. I really like the Inspector Flytrap books. I like that each chapter is its own mystery. It’s perfect for starting chapter books.
    And Mercy…. always love reading about that pig! And I love the vocabulary Kate uses!

  3. I can’t believe I haven’t yet read any of the Narwhal and Jelly books. I’ll have to remedy that here in the next few months. And I stunned that Ricki’s maternity leave is almost over — seems like the time just flew right by!! Have a great reading week, Kellee!

  4. There are so many fabulous books on your list! I can hardly wait for Mighty Jack and Zita the Space Girl. It’s been so long since I read one of the Space Girl book that I am going to have to go and reread them.
    I’m gnashing my teeth to get my hands on a copy of the new Mercy Watson.
    I finished up The Bridge Home last week too. Cried buckets sitting on the seat beside my husband while he drove us back to Vancouver. He might have been shaking his head when he looked at me.


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