It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 2/26/24


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
For readers of all ages

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop we host which focuses on sharing what we’re reading. This Kid Lit version of IMWAYR focuses primarily on books marketed for kids and teens, but books for readers of all ages are shared. We love this community and how 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. The Kid Lit IMWAYR was co-created by Kellee & Jen at Teach Mentor Texts.

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.

Happy reading!


Tuesday: Remember Us by Jacqueline Woodson

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “The Importance of Muslim Characters in Children’s Books: Fostering Inclusivity and Combating Misconceptions” by Rahma Rodaah, Author of Dear Muslim Child

**Click on any picture/link to view the post**



Middle Grade

  • Finally Seen by Kelly Yang: Lina’s story of joining her family in the United States is reflective of the journey of so many who come to America, enter our schools, and work to balance the differences in life. Lina’s voice and story was a pleasure to read, and I loved following her journey to find her voice and show that she is worth being listened to and seen!

Young Adult

  • The Reappearance of Rachel Price by Holly Jackson: I could not put this book down once I started reading it. I read it in one day and talked to so many people about it. I am blown away by Jackson’s ability to make sure all parts of the story are tied together because this is a wild story–so suspenseful and full of family secrets, lies, and crime!
  • Found Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards: This was a scary book, which is so interesting because you know right away who the killer is, but that doesn’t matter when you don’t know who is going to die or who is going to survive and how they’re going to get out, and the setting of an abandoned mall was a perfect backdrop to the thrills.

Picture Books

  • No Cats in the Library by Lauren Emmons: Trent goes to Angel Paws at our local library which gives him the opportunity to read to therapy dogs, so this picture book pulled at our heart strings because the experience of reading to animals is truly wonderful. I’m so glad that the librarian in Emmons’s book changes their mind and allows the cat to make a difference with the kids who need it. And through this story about reading aloud, Emmons created a fun read aloud with such cute illustrations.
  • This Little Kitty in the Garden by Karen Obuhanych: This rhyming picture book begs to be read aloud and will definitely be the inspiration for starting gardens for many a young reader because the cats are adorable and the lessons about gardening are intriguing.
  • Don’t Trust Cats (Life Lessons from Chip the Dog) by Dev Petty, Illustrated by Mike Boldt: I haven’t yet found a Petty book that I didn’t enjoy. Chip the Dog may not be the smartest, but he is a fun story teller and always makes me laugh out loud. I am a huge fan of the formatting of this book, and the silly illustrations are the perfect bow on the package.
  • I Cannot Draw a Bicycle by Charise Mericle Harper: This series of books (companion to I Cannot Draw a Horse) are just so silly yet clever and readers will love all of the character’s drawings and even doing their own drawings!

To learn more about any of these books, click on any title/image to go to the book’s Goodreads page or check out my read bookshelf on Goodreads.


This is my week off–I’ll see you next week!




Tuesday: Trent’s Favorite Books He Read When He Was 9

Sunday: Author Guest Post: “Be Kind to the Language” by Chris Lynch, Author of Walkin’ the Dog


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!

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