It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 1/13/20


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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.


We were on vacation break last week, so we didn’t post!


Sorry for still being away from the blog, but with the ALA Youth Media Awards right around the corner, I am deep in my reading for the Schneider Family Award, so I will be back after the 27th.


I adored Bedtime for Sweet Creatures so much that I’ll be posting a longer review this Wednesday! It’s a very charming picture book that has many teachable qualities.

My son really loves these MathStart books. He found them at his school’s library, and he keeps bringing them home. This one, Earth Day—Hooray! by Stuart J. Murphy—teaches the math concept of bundling by tens, hundreds, and thousands through a can collection. The story reads like an extended math problem. It is very exciting for my son to read (he is in kindergarten), and my motto is: “Let them read what they love!”

Matthew Cordell’s newest picture book is a hit in my house. Explorers tells the story of a boy who finds a homeless man fashioning origami birds outside of a museum. The origami bird brings together two families in a way that is magical—or is it? This one made me think a lot, and I like books that make me think.



I’ve never been a huge fan of the Harry Potter series, but reading the books to my sons is making me think I might actually like the series. They are so thrilled by the books that it makes them much more magical and special to me. The illustrations in these versions are stunning.

I am also rereading a few books for a teaching chapter proposal this week!


Tuesday: Bedtime for Sweet Creatures by Nikki Grimes

Thursday: Teaching Thursday: Book in a Bag


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2 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 1/13/20”

  1. Thanks for the heads up about Explorers. I’m excited that my library has this book on order. I have never been a fan of the Harry Potter series either. I do appreciate how many readers Rowling entranced into becoming readers with it though.

  2. I’ve wanted, so badly, to read the illustrated Harry Potter books. I happen to enjoy the world building of the regular ones. But I hope to get to share the artwork with my children. Thanks for sharing and it’s great to be getting back to the regular semester!


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