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: Our picture book #bookaday is going so well! We’ve read 25 picture books in 24 days of his life. I hope this helps build a strong lifetime of book love. This week we read:
- Bert and Ernie’s First Book of Opposites by Heather Au (I loved introducing Trent to some of my favorite Sesame Street characters. I CANNOT wait to start watching the show with him.)
- Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae (I love Tacky the Penguin because of its message about being happy with who you are, and Giraffes Can’t Dance gives a similar message that makes me automatically love it.)
- I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (Watching my sister read this for the first time to Trent was PRICELESS! What a joy to see someone find the amazingness of Hat Back.)
- Press Here by Herve Tullet (Ever since I read this book, I have wanted to read it with a kid. Watching my sister read this with Trent was so much fun, and I know he will love it when he is older.)
- If I Were A Penguin… by Anne Wilkinson (Cute book about penguins that I read to Trent while he was wearing a penguin outfit.)
- Trucks: Baby Touch and Feel by DK Publishing & Animals: Baby Touch and Feel by DK Publishing (Both very simple books introducing baby animals and trucks, but they have some great opportunities for tacticle exploration.)
I’ve also continued working on The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider and I am really enjoying it. The reading is going slower than it went before Trent, but I did find time to read 2 days this week. I hope to finish it ASAP.
Ricki: First of all, thank you all for sharing your interests with us last week. If anyone else would like to give suggestions for our blog, please visit this link. This week, I read a picture book to Henry: Here Comes Grandma by Janet Lord (in preparation for his grandma’s visit) I absolutely love this Little House picture book series. I am not so sure if Henry will like them when he is old enough to understand them, so I am going to read the whole series beforehand, just in case! I also finished Ideology and Curriculum by Michael Apple. It is one of those PD books that is very important but quite boring. Apple is very articulate and has a lot to say, but the text is highly political, and it felt like it took me forever to finish it.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: Our picture book #bookaday is going to continue. This week I plan on reading some rocker books to Trent that was given to me by my friend Jill as well as some Dr. Seuss. I hope to finish The Beginning of Everything and then start Bruised by Sarah Skilton.
Ricki: Henry and I started The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis tonight. I have never read it, and his uncle saw this on one of my blog posts, and he sent us a copy! We started it tonight, but Henry fell asleep when Lucy was in the wardrobe, so I thought it might be best to wait until he is awake to continue. 🙂 I am also starting Life in Schools by Peter McLaren. He, supposedly, has a sociocultural view of schools, so I am interested to learn more about what he has to say. I am sure we will also dive into a few more picture books this week. We picked up some of the books that a few of you recommended, so I am excited to read them. I will be honest—our library is modest, so many of the books on my list of blogger recommendations aren’t in the library!
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So, what are you reading?
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