It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/21/20


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 Magnificent Makers: How to Test a Friendship by Theanne Griffith, Illustrated by Reggie Brown

Sunday: Author Guest Post by Victor Hinojosa and Coert Voorhees, Authors of A Journey Toward Hope

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  • I am unable to review the novels I read these last couple of weeks because of my award committee commitment, so please check Goodreads to learn about any of them: Never Fear, Meena’s Here!; Breath Like Water; Recommended For You; and The Girl Who Wasn’t There
  • Dog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey: The newest Dog Man is so good! Dav Pilkey went deep in this one! But don’t worry–the humor is still there!
  • Picture Books with Trent:
    • The Bot that Scott Built by Kim Norman: A fun school-focused retelling of The House that Jack Built when a science fair goes wrong!
    • The Boring Book by Shinsuke Yoshitake: What is boring? The Boring Book explores that question.

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


In the last three weeks, I’ve read three of the Dogman books (#1, 6, and 9) with my six-year-old. He’s obsessed with them, and he has spent all of his allowance on purchasing them. These books bring him so much joy, and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

I’ve also read about 30-40 picture books with my two younger sons. Each week, we get a new stack from the library. Because of the busy-ness of COVID-19 and remote learning and trying to keep up with my job, I’ve fallen a bit behind in tracking these books, and I hope you’ll forgive me!



Currently Reading: After the Worst Thing Happens by Audrey Vernick

Currently Listening: Upside Down Magic: The Big Shrink by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins


I am reading Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy by Gholdy Muhammad and loving it. I suspect I’ll be ordering this one to teach it next semester! English teachers, if you are looking for a new PD book to inspire you, this is a really good purchase!



Thursday: Review, Book Trailer, and Giveaway: Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas by Sandra Neil Wallace, Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: The Word Collector by Peter Reynolds

Sunday: Authors’ Guest Post: “Literary Pilgrimages and Armchair Pilgrimages Today!” by Kath Rothschild and the Class of 2K20 Books


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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3 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/21/20”

  1. I wasn’t planning on reading the newest Dog Man book although I have two copies sitting in my room (the kids haven’t arrived in-person yet to claim them). Now you’ve got me intrigued and I just might have to read it!

  2. Kellee~ I look forward to hearing more about After the Worst Thing Happens. I put it on my TBR list back in May, but I haven’t seen a local copy, yet.

    Ricki~ My kiddos love other Dav Pilkey books, but we’ve not yet read any Dogman. I’m betting they’ll really dig these!


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