It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/30/20


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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.


Updated Often: Stuck Inside? Live Author Read-Alouds, Doodle Alongs, and Other Learning Options

Tuesday: Review and Giveaway! Rosie: Stronger Than Steel by Lindsay Ward

Thursday: The Memory Box: A Book About Grief and The Memory Book: A Grief Journal for Children and Families by Joanna Rowland, Illustrated by Thea Baker

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Discovering the World Through Literacy” by N.R. Bergeson, Author of The Magnificent Glass Globe series

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  • One of Us is Next by Karen McManus: JUST AS GOOD AS THE FIRST ONE! OH MY GOODNESS! KAREN MCMANUS!!!!!!!!
  • HiLo: All the Pieces Fit by Judd Winick: The HiLo series is some of my favorite graphic novels, and this one was pretty epic.
  • With Trent:
    • So many story times with so many authors! Mac Barnett, Oliver Jeffers, Kate Messner, Josh Funk, and Greg Pizzoli are amazing, and we are loving watching then and others during this time. It is a plus of kindness in this dark time.
    • We finished Bad Guys: Mission Unpluckable by Aaron Blabey and  This is Not My Hat & We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen for book clubs. We’re reading Bad Guys with Ricki’s son Henry and the Hat Trilogy with my colleague’s daughter.

To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2020 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


The kids and I have been in a reading frenzy. We’ve enjoyed a lot of picture books this week, and we read the first two books in the Bad Guys series by Aaron Blabey. These books are delightfully funny!

I adored In My Heart by Mackenzie Porter. This is a great book for working moms.



  • Reading: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  • Listening: Whatever After: Seeing Red by Sarah Mlynowski
  • Reading with Trent: Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar


We’ve got ten more pages in the first illustrated Harry Potter book!


Tuesday: In My Heart by Mackenzie Porter, Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “A Man of My Word: How Wondrous Words and Wordplay Make Children’s Books Shine” by Artie Bennett, Author of The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t


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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8 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/30/20”

  1. I don’t know how it happened, but this reply ended on the wrong blog post.
    Thanks for hosting during these crazy times. I hope you and your families are safe and finding wonderful books to read.

  2. Agree – HiLo is absolutely one of my favorite GN series. I will read all of them!
    I have Karen McManus’ books to read so I can give them to Keegan. Finishing the Lara Jean one right now. She’s had time to read so trying to keep her off her device as much as I can. She “went back” to school today (e-learning), so her time is definitely getting a little busier!

  3. Ahhhhh, now I need One of Us is Next right away. I really enjoyed the first one. And the HiLo series is a family favorite. We had to buy the entire series for our home. Even my just-turned-six year old picked it up last week and was really enjoying it all on her own. <3


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