It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/2/19


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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.


Wednesday: Review and Giveaway!: My Name is Wakawakaloch! by Chana Stiefel
**Giveaway open until Thursday!!**

Friday: Educators’ Guide for Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker by Mara Rocklif

**Click on any picture/link to view the post**



  • Stargazing by Jen Wang: I loved this graphic novel! How wonderful to have this representation in a book! Nerdy girls, under achieving girls, weird girls, loving friendships, hidden illnesses, artistic girls…
  • Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is my Nurse by Shane Burcaw: “With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, twenty-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy.”
  • Rot, the Cutest in the World by Ben Clanton: Josh Funk and I chatted about the brilliance and humor of Ben Clanton and how much Trent loves Narwhal & Jelly, and he introduced us to Rot. Love him!
  • Books by Josh Funk: Josh came to visit Orlando and did a story time! We read It’s Not Hansel and Gretel as a prep then at story time he read all of the Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast books. It was so great!
  • Mr. Putter & Tabby by Cynthia Rylant: We’re trying out fun chapter books with Trent to see which one he likes, and Mr. Putter and Tabby are winners! We now have a bunch of them on my phone in Overdrive and Hoopla to read–he is a fan!
  • 100 Days of Sun Light by Abbie Emmons: “When 16-year-old poetry blogger Tessa Dickinson is involved in a car accident and loses her eyesight for 100 days, she feels like her whole world has been turned upside-down.”
  • Fox + Chick: The Party and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier: “Mom, are there more of these?!” I’m so glad he loved this book as I did too. Now we need to get the second one to read!
  • Titch by Pat Huchins: We read this after Trent read it at school and wanted to talk about it, and I hadn’t read it!
  • Pinky and Rex by James Howe: Another chapter book that we tried out. He liked it but didn’t immediately ask for the next one.
  • Short Stories for Little Monsters by Marie-Louise Gay: What a weird yet good and still odd and interesting book!



  • Listening: Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday by Natalie C. Anderson
  • Haven’t started a new book yet.
  • And I don’t know what Trent and I are going to start tonight either.


Tuesday: Weird But True: Class Collaborative Research Activity

Friday: Teachers’ Guide for Charlie & Mouse updated with Charlie & Mouse Even Better by Laurel Snyder

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “The Picture Book That Started As An Assignment” by Stephanie Ward, Author of Arabella and the Magic Pencil


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3 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/2/19”

  1. Those are a great set of books this week. Mr Putter & Tabby were a favorite early book by my son (the one who just went off to college) as he started to read. Glad to hear they are still popular!

  2. I’m looking forward to reading Stargazing and I’m adding 100 Days of Sunlight to my list, for sure! I’ll look forward to reading the review of Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday, too! My apologies for visiting so late. It was one of those weeks… 🙂


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