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.
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.
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- The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy by Anne Ursu: I CANNOT wait to review this one for you tomorrow! It is definitely going to be one of my favorite reads of the year.
- What is Love? by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Carson Ellis: Check out Ricki’s review from last week–it does a beautiful job of showing off this picture book!
- Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi: I was a bit worried about starting this one because I remember when it came out and everyone said it wasn’t as good as Children of Blood and Bone, but I found it to be just as engaging as the first! The mythology, history, and drama of Orïsha got more intense, and I just had to keep reading to find out what happened next. I am very much looking forward to book 3!
- Inside Cat by Brendan Wenzel: Wenzel makes such beautiful picture books! With this one, I loved the way the rhythm of the words matched the movement of the illustrations, and the picture book had a great message about getting outside of your own little bubble.
- I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919 by Lauren Tarshis: I had no idea about this tragedy, so I am so happy that Tarshis chose to focus on it. This man-made tragedy is an example of powerful people causing destruction and death of those they deem not worthy enough to protect.
One of my students who I admire and respect gave me this book this week. She told me she wanted me to read it, so of course, I did. Dare to Disappoint by Özge Samanci is a beautiful graphic novel with an interspersing of drawing and real images. It feels like a beautiful work of art, and I loved reading and learning about the author’s life her experiences growing up in Turkey.
I loved the latest Charlie and Mouse installment: Charlie & Mouse Lost and Found by Laurel Snyder (illustrated by Emily Hughes). These stories are just so charming and highly encourage my kids to read!
I am not sure what I want to read next! I’ll probably pick something from my Must Read list.
Listening: You Should see Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
Trent Reading: Saving Xenos by Cara J. Stevens
I am reading several books right now, but Clarice the Brave by Lisa McMann has captured my heart. My 7-year-old is reading it aloud to me. The vocabulary is a bit tricky for him (I think the book is meant for a slightly older crowd), but he’s sticking with it because it’s very high interest for him. I worried we wouldn’t find another book he loved so much after he fell in love with Black Boy Joy, and this one has definitely captured his attention!
Tuesday: Blog Tour with Review and Educator’s Guide!: The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy by Anne Ursu
Thursday: Charlie & Mouse Lost and Found by Laurel Snyder, Illustrated by Emily Hughes
Sunday: Student Voices: Ideal Bookshelves by Kellee’s 7th and 8th grade Student Literacy Leaders
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