It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 12/7/20


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: Educators’ Guide for A Girl, a Racoon, and the Midnight Moon by Karen Romano Young, Illustrated by Jessixa Bagley

Thursday: Two New Hanukkah Books You Must Read: The Ninth Night of Hanukkah by Erica Perl and illustrated by Shahar Kober & The Littlest Candle by Rabbis Kerry and Jesse Olitzky,  Illustrated by Jen Kostman

Saturday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks

Sunday: “Character Interview with Jasper Bloom” by Christopher Healy, Author of The Final Gambit (A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #3)

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Here’s the books that Trent and I read this week. There is not a dud in this bunch!

  • Reading Dream Big, Little Scientists 6 months ago versus this time was a completely different experience! The first time it was definitely just a bedtime story–this time it was a deep dive into all of the scientific fields found in the book. I loved listening to Trent’s curiosity and knowledge about each discipline!
  • I personally loved Dream Fight of the Century and Her Right Foot so much when I read them, so I was glad that Trent chose them from his shelf!
  • I also ADORED the Sunny Days book! We read it while listening to the theme song because you can’t read it without singing it!
  • Where is Our Library? Shows us that once again, Josh Funk can do no wrong. 
  • The second Rocket book is as good as the first! I love her as a kid so much–she shows everything that is good in children!
  • A Fox Found a  Box is a perfect lesson in finding beauty around you, and I love Ged Adamson’s art.
  • Bobville was a great mixture of funny and lesson!
  • Fern and Otto is a MUST GET for my elementary teachers and librarian friends. Great allusions to nursery rhymes, beautiful illustrations, a solid story, and an important lesson!
  • Fairy Science is a fun introduction to the scientific method!
  • Macca the Alpaca is a good book to discuss bullying but with cute alpacas!
  • Elmore and Pinky is about friendship and how everyone has a someone out there.

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


Two favorites from this week:

Ahh! I am really excited about The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez. Full review to come this Thursday.

Good Night, Wind by Linda Elovitz Marshall is a retelling of a Yiddish folktale. The illustrations are photos of dioramas. The day after I read this one to my kids, I caught my 4yo sitting in the corner and rereading it—he was slowly turning the pages to soak in the beauty of this one.



I am reading for Schneider, so cannot share everything I am reading right now…. However, I look forward to sharing Trent and my reading!


Now that my book is turned in, I am doing a new study, which involves a lot of rereading of Indigenous YAL.


Tuesday: Educators’ Guide for A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel

Thursday: The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez, Illustrated by Lauren Semmer

Sunday: Educator Guest Post: “Story Talk: Use Conversation to Fall in Love with a Book–A Reading Resource using Float by Daniel Miyares” by Hillary Wolfe


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 12/7/20”

  1. Kellee, I just got the second Rocket book from the library. I loved the first one too! And so glad you enjoyed Fern and Otto, it’s a favorite!
    Ricki, looking forward to hearing more about The ABCs of Black History!


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