It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/22/21


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: Once Upon Another Time by Charles Ghigna & Matt Forrest Esenwine, Illustrated by Andrés F. Landazábal

Thursday: Review and Author/Illsutrator Interview: Follow That Frog! by Philip C. Stead, Illustrated by Matthew Cordell

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Spring Break was so lovely! The weather was perfect, so we did a lot of outdoor things. I did find some time to read also, but overall it was so lovely to spend a week with Trent! I will update on what I read next week, but until then you can check out my 2021 Goodreads Challenge page  or my read bookshelf on Goodreads if you’d like 📚❤


I did a lot of great reading with my kids and on my own this week. We went to the library and took out twenty graphic novels for the boys. (Don’t worry, we didn’t even make a dent in the graphic novel shelves.) Needless to say, my house has been quieter than is typical!

New Kid by Jerry Craft is my end table book. It’s the book that I’ve been reading when I get a break during the day. With three kids, it did take me some time to finish it, but that is no reflection of how good it is! I loved this story. I am looking forward to Class Act becoming my next end table book!

I flew through Kacen Callender’s King and the Dragonflies and could not put it down. (Admittedly, I lost some sleep reading it!) This is a stunning book that is deserving of all of the accolades it has received. I am really looking forward to recommending this one. It’s quiet and packs a powerful punch.

I finished listening to Namina Forna’s The Gilded Ones. I can’t say enough good things about this book. It offers richly complex themes that would make it a phenomenal classroom text. (All three YA books that I am sharing today would make great classroom texts!) I think I’ll be using this one with my university students in the fall. It knocked my socks off.

Cars, Signs, Porcupines! is the latest Ethan Long book, and my kids adored it. It has great interactivity and is very silly. My 4yo is hoping to receive it as a future gift. He said, “Please let me own this book, Mom!”

The Lost Package by Richard Ho gives readers an inside look at the postage system while sharing a wonderful story of generosity. The watercolor illustrations will make you gasp. It’s beautifully done.



I am about to head to bed, and I will be looking at my nightstand for a new book. I don’t know what that might be! Wish me luck in this exciting adventure. 😉


Tuesday: Stop Asian Hate: Anti-Racist Strategies

Thursday: Encounter by Brittany Luby, Illustrated by Michaela Goade

Thursday: Sofia’s Kids’ Corner: A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer


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 3/22/21”

  1. I wish I could find 20 graphic novels that I haven’t already read! 😉 But seriously, these books all sound excellent—I really need to get a copy of King and the Dragonflies. The Lost Package also sounds great! Thanks for the wonderful post and link round-up!

  2. Kellee~ I’m so glad you had a wonderful spring break!

    Ricki~ I totally agree on King and the Dragonflies being unputdownable! I’m also adding The Gilded Ones to my list. Thanks for the shares!


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