It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 7/8/19


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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: Student Voices!: Favorite Characters by Isaias, Miguel, Max, Kaley, Ellian, Sujan, Mariana, Daniela, Vanessa, Angelina, & Nitya

Friday: Sonny’s Bridge: Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Finds His Groove by Barry Wittenstein

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Creating Humor out of Sadness” by Naomi Milliner, Author of Super Jake & the King of Chaos

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We are moving homes here in Orlando, so I am going to take off about 6 weeks to get my family moved and settled. I’ll be back early August.


My husband and I were able to go on our first date night in a year, and it was really a pleasure! We went out to dinner and then explored the Old Firehouse Bookstore. It really rounds out any date night, in my opinion. 🙂 We saw this sign, which was great. We also read a bunch of new picture books together.

This is one of the books we read. I love Michael Hall, and I enjoyed this story about teaching time (Monkey Time). There need to be more books about teaching time!



I am not sure how much new reading I will do this week because I am drafting my book about YAL in the classroom. That is going to be consuming much of my reading time lately, and I am excited that several bloggers are contributing short teacher excerpts! <3


Tuesday: Student Voices!: Focus on Villains by Diego, Luis, Elsa, Kaley, Max, Mariana, & Daniela

Friday: National Geographic Kids: Little Kids First Big Book of Science by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Sunday:  Blog Tour with Author Guest Post: “Creating Words and Pictures: How Authors and Illustrators Work Together” by Alison Donald and Ariel Landy, Creators of The Spacesuit: How a Seamstress Helped Put Man on the Moon


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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3 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 7/8/19”

  1. Ricki, congratulations on getting in a date night. I thought only my husband and I were the kind of people who figure hitting a book store is the perfect conclusion to a night out!
    Good luck with you book.

  2. Ricki~ So happy to hear you’ve been out on your first date night in a year. Also looking forward to hearing more about your forthcoming book about YAL in the classroom. <3


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