It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!
It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book!
Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit – join us! We love this meme and think you will, too.
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Last Week’s Posts
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Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: This, as a reading week, was quite a failure. I read Far, Far Away a bit when I was at the doctor’s office on Tuesday, but that is it. I am finding that once again, like at the beginning of pregnancy, these final weeks take a lot of sleeping (though it is not great sleeping, 10 hours of not great sleeping is what I need I guess). I wanted to get a lot of reading done in these final weeks before Baby Boy Moye graces us with his presence (I am on the countdown! Due date is 2/21 or 2/22/14), but it is not going that way. Hopefully this week will be better, but no promises!
Ricki: I read a lot of great picture books with Henry this week. We went to the library for the first time! All of my books this week are picture books. We started with a children’s book of Walden (Henry’s namesake is Thoreau). This version was by Lowe. To be honest, I didn’t think the classic made for a great children’s book. Some of the books I LOVED this week were: How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen, and Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. Other books I enjoyed reading were Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, You Be You by Linda Kranz, Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson, and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. The only book I didn’t enjoy very much was R. Robot Saves Lunch by Nicholas R. Kuszyk. I love robots, but this one left me with wanting more.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I hope to get to reading more of Far, Far Away. I really like the author’s style so far and the idea behind it is very clever. Also, I hope to get more of Courage Has No Color listened to. I also have a PILE of picture books I wanted to read and blog about before the baby comes–here’s hoping I can fit that in this week as well. We’ll just have to see how it goes!!!
Ricki: This week, Henry and I will be heading back to the library for more books. Does anyone have any favorites you can suggest? It is a small library, but I hope to grab some good ones. I also want to finish Caring by Nel Noddings and The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. I am loving LHA’s book. It makes waking up in the middle of the night much more enjoyable. Don’t get me wrong, I love feeding my little one, but I don’t think anything could make me want to wake up at 3am—even chocolate cake. 🙂
Upcoming Week’s Posts
So, what are you reading?
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