It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/30/19


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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: Growing to Greatness: Just Like Beverly: A Biography of Beverly Cleary by Vicki Conrad

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  • The Bad Seed and The Good Egg by Jory John: Funny yet with an awesome theme!
  • Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus, Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester, Mr. Wuffles! by David Weisner, In One Ear Out the Other by Michael Dahl, and We Love Our School by Judy Sierra: Trent’s class has started going to the library a couple of times a week, and Trent is loving picking out books to bring home to read. He also has Book Buddies on Friday, so he gets to read with a 3rd grader named Nathaniel. It is amazing how Trent’s teacher is instilling the love of reading in her students! Out of these, Mr. Wuffles is definitely Trent’s favorite!
  • Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey: Jim and Trent finished the first Captain Underpants, and they had a great time reading it together!
  • Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett: “After an awkward first encounter, Birdie and Daniel are forced to work together in a Seattle hotel where a famous author leads a mysterious and secluded life in this romantic contemporary novel.”
  • Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez: “How did a raw chicken get inside Yasmany’s locker? When Sal Vidon meets Gabi Real for the first time, it isn’t under the best of circumstances. Sal is in the principal’s office for the third time in three days, and it’s still the first week of school. Gabi, student council president and editor of the school paper, is there to support her friend Yasmany, who just picked a fight with Sal. She is determined to prove that somehow, Sal planted a raw chicken in Yasmany’s locker, even though nobody saw him do it and the bloody poultry has since mysteriously disappeared. Sal prides himself on being an excellent magician, but for this sleight of hand, he relied on a talent no one would guess . . . except maybe Gabi, whose sharp eyes never miss a trick.”


This week, I read the YA book manuscript of my dear friend, Bryan Gillis. Many of the readers of this blog know how active Bryan is in YAL world, and I felt very honored to be one of his first readers. I can’t say anything about the book, but I know it will be published!



  • Starting: Weird Little Robots by Carolyn Crimi
  • Resuming: Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday by Natalie C. Anderson
  • With Trent: We’re reading a bunch of picture books right now 🙂


I saw Bettina Love speak at CU-Boulder a couple of weeks ago, and I knew I had to get her book We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. So far, I’ve quoted/shown three passages from this book to my students. It’s that good.


Wednesday: Terrible Times Tables by Michelle Markel

Friday: Educators’ Guide for Prairie Boy: Frank Lloyd Wright Turns the Heartland into a Home by Barb Rosenstock


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 9/30/19”

  1. I adored The Bad Seed and The Good Egg!! And I’m so excited to hear about the Beverly Cleary biography — will have to read this one, for sure! Thanks for hosting #imwayr!


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