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.
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This was my first week back with students! YAY! When the kids show up, it reminds me why I do this intense job–because I love working with them!
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver is on my #mustreadin2022 list because a student asked me to finish the series (I’d only read book 1), and this week I did–and it is the epitome of dystopian rebellion and romance! When I finished I jumped right into the short stories which gave some nice insight to the in-betweens of some of the books and thoughts of other characters; however, I must let Lauren Oliver know that I NEED a story or a book for what happens next!
- Cat + Gamer Vol. 1 by Wataru Nadatani: I bought this manga for Trent because cats, video games, and books are his three favorite things, and I am happy to say that this is his first manga and he loved it! He gave it to me as soon as he was done and told me I had to read it. It is so cute; I love finding all ages mangas to share with my students and now Trent!
- Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart: This is a series that many people are always surprised to learn I hadn’t read, so I fixed that by listening to book one, and I can see why people love it so much: quirky characters, mystery that keeps you on your toes, and brilliant children! I have book 2’s audiobook on hold, and I look forward to reading it.
- The Disappearing Mr. Jacques by Gideon Sterer, illustrated by Benjamin Chaud: I love interactive picture books, and this is unlike any that I have read before! Readers will love Mr. Jacques and his tricks and all of the fun and games that come with his story. And the illustrations bring it all to life to transfix readers!
- Little Mole Goes to School by Glanys Nellist, illustraed by Sally Garland: Perfect for a back to school book! It looks at the importance of differences in friends as well as the feeling of anxiety–both of these are perfect for our littles starting school, so Little Mole will be a character and a book that many will relate to and love! (And make sure to check out the back matter where the animal species are discussed and there is advice from a child therapist to help with anxious kids.)
I’ll be back next week! 🙂
With just finishing my audiobook and my series, I have to figure out what to read next! I’ll probably dip into my #mustreadin2022 list but who knows?!
Tuesday: A Dream of Birds by by Shenaz Patel, Illustrated by Emmanuelle Tchoukriel, and Translated by Edwig-Renée Dro
Thursday: Guest Post: Classroom Uses for All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat, Astronaut-Aquanaut by Jennifer Swanson, Call and Response by Veronica Chambers, She Persisted: Claudette Colvin by Lesa Cline-Ransome, and History Smashers: Women’s Rights to Vote by Kate Messner
Saturday: Guest Post: Classroom Uses for Latinitas by Juliet Menendez, Lost in the Antarctic by Tod Olson, On the Horizon by Lois Lowry, and Stamped adapted by Sonja Cherry-Paul
Sunday: Author Guest Post by Vanessa Garcia, Author of What the Bread Says: Baking with Love, History and Papan
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