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
Tuesday: Top Ten Book Related Problems We Have
Friday: How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday by Jane Yolen (& Can You Believe Trent is ONE?!)
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Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: This was a crazy week for us! I was planning for Trent’s birthday party all week, so I didn’t get much reading done though I did finish listening to The Lion of Little Rock by Kristin Levine which was so wonderful! I am so glad that I listened to it.
The only new book Trent and I read this week was How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday? by Jane Yolen which I reviewed on Friday. It was a great birthday book.
Ricki: This week, I finished another book on my #mustreadin2015 list: The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer. The writing was stunning, and I was happy to go back and read her guest post from last year. Everyone in my YA book club loved it, and we had a fun time discussing it. I suspect many of you have already read it, but if you haven’t I highly recommend it. I also finished The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers by Johnny Saldaña. My head is spinning at all of the coding possibilities. It was a good read, overall, though.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I am still reading The Cure for Dreaming which I am very much enjoying. Cat Winters is such a unique writer! In the car, I am going to start listening to The Family Romanov which I am very much looking forward to.
Ricki: Kellee has been telling me to read Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil for quite some time. I finally got around to ordering it via Interlibrary Loan and am excited to read it!
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Book Heroines
Wednesday: Trent & Kellee’s Favorite Picture Books: The First Year
So, what are you reading?
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29 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/23/15”
Happy Birthday to Trent one more time, Kellee. Glad you liked The Lions of Little Rock. And Ricki, The Secret Hum of A Daisy is just a sweet book, I agree. Hope you both are warm and cozy. It’s supposed to be 1 degree in the morning (just heard).
Our wind chill was -12 this morning. It was far too cold to walk across campus. I hope you are keeping warm, too!
Thank you!!! I cannot believe he is one!
Both books are so special! Such a great message of friendship in each.
(Not to rub it in)It is super hot here for February! I wish we could all share and make the temperature perfect.
Princess in Black would have been a favorite in our house had it been published when my girls were small! I may buy a copy for my middle school library because it is just SO delightful!
Ah! I will have to get a copy!
I cannot wait to read it with Trent!
Wanted to let you know that my review of Emmanuel’s Dream went up this week. It was so exciting to win a copy from you, and it will go to great use in my classroom library. Thanks again!
Katie, we are so glad you enjoyed it! It is always great to get a good book into good hands. 🙂
I am so glad that you liked Emmanuel’s Dream! It is such a special book!!
I enjoyed both Lions of Little Rock and Secret Hum. It sounds like a good week for both of you even if it wasn’t a high volume week.
Yes, not very high volume, but the few we read were gems!
I’m so glad the one I finished was wonderful to make it a good week 🙂
I loved The Lions of Little Rock–such a powerful story of friendship. I hope Trent had a happy birthday!
I am adding it to my list now!
Thank you Kay!!
I agree. The story of how one girl changed another one’s life and vice versa is excellent.
I just read Lions of Little Rock this fall, and I really enjoyed the story. All of the other titles you both talk about in this post are ones I have not heard of before. Now I have a bunch more for the TBR list! Have a great reading week!
I am glad we shared some new ones. Now I have to get to Lions myself!
It is a great story!!
Glad we were able to add to your TBR, I’m sure you didn’t have enough books you wanted to read ;-P
I adored The Lions of Little Rock! Glad to hear you liked it too. I tried to check out The Secret Hum but, unfortunately, our library’s copy is already missing! The Family Romanov is excellent, but I found it SO sad.
Ah! I wish I could send mine to you, but it is an interlibrary loan. I hope they find it!
Lions is a special book. I am so glad that I finally read it!
Hopefully you’ll get to read Hum at some point–you’ll love it!
I am not looking forward to the sadness of Romanov, but thank you for the warning!
Happy Birthday to Trent!
You both mentioned several books I hadn’t heard of before that sound good, so I will have to check those out. Thanks for the tips!
Enjoy your books this week –
Book By Book
Thanks, Sue! Enjoy your week, too!
Glad we could share some new books with you 🙂
I still need to read The Lions of Little Rock–looks like one that would be good on audio. I also still need to read Secret Hum of a Daisy! So many books, so little time! Enjoy your reading this week!
I knew I needed to read Lions, but now I really need to read it after all of these comments! I really liked Hum. It was delightful. I agree. So many books!
Both great books! Similar in the power of friendship 🙂
Lions is great on audio–you should grab it!
Lions of Little Rock and Secret Hum are both amazing titles! Stay warm and happy reading.
Want to read The Lions of Little Rock and The Secret Hum of a Daisy… summertime plans… Happy reading to you both! 🙂