It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 10/26/20


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: William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad by Don Tate

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi

Sunday: Authors Interview with Philippe Cousteau and Austin Aslan, Authors of The Endangereds

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I was on a graphic novel kick because I bought Long Way Down, Animorphs, Monster, and Forget Me Nat for my library, and I didn’t want them to disappear and I never get to read them! Of the adaptations, Long Way Down was brilliant and Animorphs was intense (I’ve never read the books, but I am glad there is a GN now!)! Monster was well done but I don’t know if the format of the novel worked with the format of the graphic novel. Juliet Takes a Breath was so good also! A great older teen graphic novel (I’ve never read this book either, but I can see why it got so much talk!). Forget Me Nat is a great sequel to the first Nat book and is so middle school!

I read the two Nathan Hale books this week because I’ve read all of the Hazardous Tales but I had not read these two by him yet, and I want to be able to book talk them since Nathan Hale is HOPEFULLY coming in April to my school!

With Trent, we have been going through our picture book TBR pile and found some gems! His favorites were I’m Not Millie, The Box Turtle, Madeline Finn, and This Old Dog. We’ve also used the metaphor in Ravi’s Roar to talk about him getting upset a bunch since we read it, so I think it definitely is fulfilling the purpose for why it was written. What is a Refugee? and Women Artists A to Z are super important books and both really well done! Shy. Ruby, and Bag were already favorites of mine, so I was happy that Trent liked them too. Silli was just that–silly 🙂

The Stepping Off Place: “It’s the summer before senior year. Reid is in the thick of Scofield High’s in-crowd thanks to her best friend, Hattie, who has been her social oxygen since middle school. But summer is when Hattie goes to her family’s Maine island home. Instead of sitting inside for eight weeks, waiting for her to return, Reid and their friend, Sam, enter into a pact—to live it up, one party at a time. But days before Hattie is due home, Reid finds out the shocking news that Hattie has died by suicide. Driven by a desperate need to understand what went wrong, Reid searches for answers.”

Stepping Stones: “Jen is used to not getting what she wants. So suddenly moving to the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Jen did not want to leave the city. She did not want to move to a farm with her mom and her mom’s new boyfriend, Walter. She did not want to leave her friends and her dad. Most of all, Jen did not want to get new “sisters,’ Andy and Reese.”

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


It’s been a long weekend, so I am going to ask your forgiveness at the lack of pictures. My 6yo finished reading the new Dogman book to me. My 4yo LOVES Bye, Penguin by Seou Lee this week and read some BOB books to me. My 18mo loves the Leap Frog sound book this week.

We also loved Josh Funk’s It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood. He is a genius.



Currently listening to: Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Currently reading: A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patricia Caldwell


I am still reading and LOVING Angeline Boulley’s Firekeeper’s Daughter.


Tuesday: Blog Tour with Review and THREE BOOK Giveaway!: It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood by Josh Funk, Illustrated by Edwardian Taylor

Thursday: Don’t Judge Me by Lisa Schroeder

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow, Illustrated by Steven Salerno


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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2 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 10/26/20”

  1. Kellee~ I may just have to purchase both Long Way Down and Animorphs graphic novels. And I just purchased Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley on Audible, but it’s behind a few titles — can’t wait to start it.

    Ricki~ I’m looking forward to reading Funk’s latest! And I can’t wait to hear more about Firekeeper’s Daughter.

    Hope you both have a fantastic reading week!


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