It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/16/13



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: The busy-ness that started with my mom’s surprise visit and my baby shower kept going this week; however, this weekend I was able to get some reading done. First, I finished The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley and will be sharing it with you this week. I then started reading some of the Nerdy award finalists so I am more knowledgeable for voting (I’ll also review most of these for you). The ones I got through this weekend are: Battle Bunny by Jon Sciezska, I’m a Frog & A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems, Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Ling & Ting Share a Birthday by Grace Lin, Bluebird by Bob Staake, and Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes. I can definitely see why these were nominated!

Ricki:  Henry (my new baby) is in his second week right now. We read a counting book together and Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola. How did I miss this one as a kid? It teaches some great lessons. We are also making our way through The Velveteen Rabbit by Margerie Williams, but Henry tends to cry after a few pages. While he sleeps, I am busy reading The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher and The Living by Matt de la Peña. He is one of my favorite YA authors!

Here is a picture of Henry as I type this blog post on my laptop (don’t mind the messy background of my house…):

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This Week’s Expeditions

Kellee: I have a couple more Nerdy finalists to read this week. After those, I’ll probably read Gareth Hinds’s Romeo and Juliet. Once winter break starts (FRIDAY!), I hope to get through some of the YA novels I have set aside. 

Ricki: No promises, but I have all intentions of finishing The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher and The Living by Matt de la Peña. Henry and I will also finish a few children’s books (whichever are within my arm’s reach while feeding him—but there are some great ones (new and old!).

Upcoming Week’s Posts

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 So, what are you reading?

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12 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/16/13”

  1. When I was in elementary school, my school librarian loved Tomie DePaola. I remembered all of his books and sought them out when I started teaching. I am glad you liked Strega Nona. Henry is so cute!

  2. Certainly it’s baby time at both your houses, with Henry himself (beautiful pic, Ricki) & that boy-to-be, Kellee and your book shower! I can’t imagine how you’re getting any reading done! Thanks for the reviews-those nerdie books are very good, will be hard to vote! Happy Holidays!

    • Babies babies babies!!!! It certainly is a busy time for both of us 🙂 but such a wonderful time!
      The Nerdies are always really hard to vote for–Nerdy Book Clubbers have great taste in books.

    • Linda, I can’t believe I am getting anything done either! Sometimes, I have to remind myself to brush my teeth, but I still manage to read. Happy holidays to you too!

  3. Shall look forward to The Living review, loved reading Strega Nona books with my students… 🙂 Just loved reading Battle Bunny- hilarious.

  4. Kellee Loved all of the books you received at your shower. So lovely. Ricki – enjoy your snuggly little one and moments to read! I want to read The Killing Woods as well. And Strega Nona – many titles! All very fun 🙂


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