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.
Tuesday: Teaching Guide for The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo
Thursday: Be the Dragon: 9 Keys to Unlocking Your Inner Magic by Catherine J. Manning, Illustrated by Melanie Demmer
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- Sayonara, Football Vol. 1 by Naoshi Arakawa: I cannot wait to get this manga for my middle school library! It does a wonderful job of looking at the debate around co-ed sports. Nozomi had always played soccer with her male teammates but now that they are fourteen, tournament rules don’t allow her to play. Also, can her skills keep her equal to boys who are often “physically superior” (the words of the author)? So much to discuss here! And I will say that the end had a bit of a weird turn, so now I definitely have to read volume 2.
- Who is a Scientist? by Laura Gehl: For my science-loving child, this book is a dream come true! Each spread is about a different scientist, what they do, and some about them outside of their career. It was so wonderful to see so much variety within science fields, and I loved that Trent was able to learn a little bit about all them and an example of a scientist within the field. And an added plus is a flow map at the end of the book for kids to see which field fits their interests.
- Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/_HxCITJBjwU
- Teaching Guide: https://lauragehl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Who-Is-a-Scientist-Teaching-Guide.pdf
To learn more about any of these books, check out my 2021 Goodreads Challenge page or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.
I read and loved Mr. Watson’s Chickens by Jarrett Dapier and illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi. Mr. Watson has TOO MANY chickens, and his partner Mr. Nelson has had enough of them. They take the chickens to town to get rid of them, but all doesn’t go according to plan. Review on Thursday!
My 4-year-old and I read I’m a Hare, So There! by Julie Rowan-Zoch. This is a clever book with a fun story, and the back matter teaches kids about animals that are similar yet different (turtle and tortoise, hare and rabbit, etc.).
Reading: Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo
Listening: Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
Trent reading during family reading time: Animorphs The Graphic Novel #2: The Visitor by K.A. Applegate & Michael Grant, Adapted by Chris Grine
Jim reading during family reading time: Fables Vol 9: Sons of Empire by Bill Willingham
I am reading whatever my kids bring to me. This has included a lot of Frozen books from the 2-year-old. I’m still continuing to reread the YAL that I assigned to my class, too. I should have some new releases to share next week!
Tuesday: Teacher Guide for Astro-Nuts Mission 3: The Perfect Planet by Jon Scieszka, Illustrated by Steven Weinberg
Thursday: Mr. Watson’s Chickens by Jarrett Dapier, Illustrated by Andrea Tsurumi
Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Inviting Student Wonder in the Diversity of the World’s Language” by Claudia Mills, Author of The Lost Language
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!
2 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 9/27/21”
Kellee~ I wonder if we’d have more luck with the Animorphs graphic novels than we did starting the regular books. I may give these a try.
Ricki~ Oh my goodness, yes – all the Frozen books. My daughter hasn’t had me read any in quite a while since moving on to the Wings of Fire series, but she still may cycle back to them at some point.
Kellee and Ricki, all of these books you’ve both been reading sound wonderful! Kellee, Sayonara, Football sounds like a mix of interesting plot and slightly-disconcerting stuff that I’ve tended to find in the manga I’ve read—manga is seriously a strange genre. Thank you both so much for the great post and link round-up!