It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!
It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. 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!
Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee 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.
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Last Week’s Posts
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Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: Last week, as planned, I finished Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders by Geoff Herbach and I cannot wait to get close to the release date so I can review it for you. If you have not read any Herbach, start now! I also had a VERY long doctor’s appointment this week (for prenatal glucose testing), so I was able to get three graphic novels read while there! First, I read Explorer: The Lost Islands edited by Kazu Kibuishi and I am just so impressed with everything he does and this book is no different. I also read both of the Salem Hyde books by Frank Cammuso. His Knights of the Lunch Table books are a HUGE hit in my classroom, so when I heard he had a new series I made sure to get my hands on them. I will review all of these as they deserve to be shared.
Ricki: Thank you for the congratulations about my new son! I am absolutely in love with him. The week before he was born, I read a professional development book called Celebrating Writers by Ruth Ayres. This is a FANTASTIC book for teachers of writing. It gives great suggestions to help students celebrate their writing. I also read Thrice Told Tales by Catherine Lewis–another amazing book for teachers. It is based on the nursery rhyme of “Three Blind Mice.” Each page is a different literary term within the context of the nursery rhyme. I wish I had this book when I was still in the high school. I actually learned some literary terms as I read it. I also read two great National Geographic books that would be enjoyable for beginning readers to explore nonfiction—Amelia Earhart by Caroline Gilpin and Meerkats by Laura Marsh. Since my son has been born, I read Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott while nursing. This is a great book that explores grief with a very interesting plot. The main character’s mother is being kept on life support only because she is pregnant. I didn’t realize the plot when I started it—it was a depressing book to read while nursing!
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I started The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley followed by a couple of other graphic novels (and maybe even enough time to start some of my YA TBR) and, since I got my new phone, I hope to start listening to The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
Ricki: This week, I want to read The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher. I am hoping to get through it, but no promises with the new baby. 🙂
Upcoming Week’s Posts
So, what are you reading?
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