It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 6/1/20


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 share and recommend books with each other.

The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up below, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs.

Happy reading!


Tuesday: The Refuge by Sandra le Guen, Illustrated by Stéphane Nicolet

Thursday: Yoga Animals: A Wild Introduction to Kid-Friendly Poses by Paige Towler

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School’s out for the summer! 🙂 Hope you all are having a good end of the school year, and happy summer to those already out!

  • The Brave by James Bird: “This middle-grade novel The Brave is about a boy with an OCD issue and his move to a reservation to live with his biological mother.Collin can’t help himself—he has a unique condition that finds him counting every letter spoken to him. It’s a quirk that makes him a prime target for bullies, and a continual frustration to the adults around him, including his father.When Collin asked to leave yet another school, his dad decides to send him to live in Minnesota with the mother he’s never met. She is Ojibwe, and lives on a reservation. Collin arrives in Duluth with his loyal dog, Seven, and quickly finds his mom and his new home to be warm, welcoming, and accepting of his condition.Collin’s quirk is matched by that of his neighbor, Orenda, girl who lives mostly in her treehouse and believes she is turning into a butterfly. With Orenda’s help, Collin works hard to overcome his challenges. His real test comes when he must step up for his new friend and trust his new family.”
  • With Trent:
    • On Mac Barnett’s IG Book Club Show Book Club: A few rereadings of his picture books and two new-to-us books: There’s a Party at Mona’s Tonight by Harry Allard and Kuma-Kuma Chan, The Little Bear by Kazue Takahashi — two very different books! Kuma-Kuma Chan was beautiful and quiet, Mona was loud and silly.
      • Starting this week, Mac Barnett is moving to a weekly book club, and we are so sad! It has been our picture book reading (we’ve been reading chapter books together), and we are going to miss it!

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


I will return next week, I promise! I spent the week working on a chapter for my book!



  • Reading: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
  • Listening (slowly but surely since I am not driving often…): Tornado Brain by Cat Patrick
  • Reading with Trent (for one book club): Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters by Andrea Beaty
  • Reading with Trent (for another book club): Mac B. Kid Spy: Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett


Tuesday: LyricPop: A New Picture Book Series from Akashic Books with Don’t Stop, song lyrics by Christine McVie, illustrations by Nusha Ashjaee; Good Vibrations, song lyrics by Mike Love and Brian Wilson, illustrations by Paul Hoppe; We’re Not Gonna Take It, song lyrics by Dee Snider, illustrations by Margaret McCartney;  African, song lyrics by Peter Tosh, illustrations by Rachel Moss

Thursday: Camp Candlewick

Sunday:  Author Guest Post: “Why Reread?” by Dorothy A. Winsor, Author of The Wysman


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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1 thought on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 6/1/20”

  1. YAY for school being out for the summer. It looks like I may be teaching two more kidlit courses this coming fall, so I may have some prep work in August. Otherwise, we’ll be busy with packing/moving and hopefully SELLING our home. I really enjoyed listening to Tornado Brain (and thank you for letting me know about!). <3


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