It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/16/19


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: Creative Writing Prompts for Tomorrow Most Likely by Dave Eggers

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Bonding a Classroom Over Books: Read Aloud as a Community Builder” by Kristin Thorsness, Author of The Wicked Tree

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  • As you probably know, Trent is a Dav Pilkey fan, so when we saw Dogzilla at his book fair, we grabbed it!
  • The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! is hilarious! I just love the pigeon.
  • Trent and I are loving the Mr. Putter and Tabby series by Cynthia Rylant! Who would think that a book about an old man and cat would be so much fun to read!

As for me, Lots of reading this week, but I didn’t finish anything. But I am reading 4 books! 🙂


This week, I reread The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein. A friend once said that this is a must-read for all in the profession (and everyone). I agreed with her after I read it. It gives a great history of the profession! Even the most informed teacher folks will find new information in it.

I also finished Making All Black Lives Matter by Barbara Ransby. This book is excellent. The author is very clearly an expert, and I appreciated her thoughts.



  • Listening but paused: Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday by Natalie C. Anderson
  • Now Listening to (my library hold is in while the other I own): Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
  • Reading: Compass South by Hope Larson
  • Reading: Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee
  • Jim Reading with Trent: The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey


I am feeling indecisive about which book I’ll tackle next week. 🙂


Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Obstacle or Opportunity or Both” by Ocelot Emerson, Author of Bertie’s Book of Spooky Wonders


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4 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/16/19”

  1. Kellee, I can’t wait to find and read a copy of The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! Isn’t it exciting that Cynthia Rylant’s Mr. Putter and Tabby series has been around for so long, and continues to make readers happy!
    Ricki, The Teacher Wars is on my list, but I haven’t gotten to it. I just went to read about it and have added it to my potential #MustReadin2020 list.

  2. I’m spotlighting North America this week too!
    Pretty soon I’m going to go on a Rick Riordan imprint spree. I have quite a few in my piles.

  3. Kellee, I have The Pigeon HAS to Go to School on reserve right now. Can’t wait to read it — especially after your glowing recommendation!

    Ricki, I just added The Teacher Wars to my reading list and discovered that we have a copy at my library, so I’m very happy about that!! May add this to my 2020 list.


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