It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages!
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to recommend books to each other.
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- Seeing Red by Sarah Mlynowski: The Whatever After series is such comfort read for me. I love fairy tale retellings and the twist Mlynowski puts on them makes for so much fun.
- The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson: Karen McManus and Serial fans, take note! You will want to read this true crime-like novel!
- With Trent:
- More Mac Barnett and Oliver Jeffers! Trent CANNOT get enough of the two of them! We have THE BOY Anthology, and he has been taking it with him just to read out of it. And Mac Barnett is just so darn engaging. I am so thankful that they, and other authors, have stepped up to help us engage our kids during this global crisis.
- The second Chick or Brain book by Cece Bell just came out, and it is just as ridiculous as the first and with some new characters!
- For two of our book clubs, we finished Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar and Bad Guys: Furball Strikes Back. Honest moment: Sideways just did not hold up for me; it was one of my favorite books as a kid, but I just didn’t love it as an adult. Trent loved it though, so the engagement lives on. The Bad Guys series is just phenomenally clever and funny–we’re eating up that series!
The boys loved reading The Bad Guys, Episode 3: The Furball Strikes Back. The books are great because they are very engaging with a lot of pictures. The boys love how they border on inappropriate, so they are engaged from the moment I start reading.
- Reading: City Spies by James Poni
- Listening: Whatever After: Spill the Beans by Sarah Mlynowski
- Reading with Trent: Books for our 3 different virtual book clubs
I’ve been working late nights writing a book. I am excited to finish a couple of longer books with the boys. I am reading a young adult book that is popular but just isn’t grabbing me—I think because it is too depressing in a time period that is awfully depressing. It is slowing me down, and I am wanting to give myself permission to put it down. Is this happening to anyone else?
Tuesday: Review and Giveaway!: Tag Your Dreams: Poems of Play and Persistence by Jacqueline Jules, Illustrated by Iris Deppe
Thursday: It’s Okay To….
Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Handling Conflict in Middle Grade Novels” by Ben Gartner, Author of The Eye of Ra
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