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 week was a bit slower for me. I’ve been finding myself more tired at the end of the day, so reading has been minimal. I did finish a high fantasy YA novel called A Creature of Moonlight by debut author Rebecca Hahn. She did a wonderful job world building and has a way with beautiful imagery.
Ricki: This week, I read the nonfiction book, Fatal Fever: Tracking Down Typhoid Mary by Gail Jarrow. I learned all about Typhoid Mary and the typhoid fever epidemic in the early 1900s. I also read a middle grade book, Cast Off: The Strange Adventures of Petra de Winter and Bram Broen by Eva Yohalem. This high-seas adventure is set in 1663 Amsterdam. I’ll be reviewing these both in the next two weeks!
Henry and I had a lovely trip to the bookstore. (This is becoming a tradition.) We really enjoyed (and bought) What Do You Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada. I’d heard of this book but had never read it. As many of you have written in previous blog posts, this book is a must-read. We also bought a few car board books because Henry is obsessed with cars. I really liked That’s Not My Train by Fiona Watt. It has a lot of textures that make the story fun. My son also loved Red Truck by Kersten Hamilton. I didn’t find it to be extraordinarily creative, but he enjoys reminding me about the “CAR!” on each page.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I am still listening to The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson, and I am LOVING it. That narrator is phenomenal which makes the funny, adventure-filled prose even better. I plan on starting If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy tonight.
Ricki: I started X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon. It is great so far, and I am looking forward to finishing it. I also hope to read Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Ten Authors We’d Love to Meet
Wednesday: Who Was! Adventure App
Friday: Follow the #ButterflyTrail Blog Tour and Review: Butterfly Park by Elly MacKay
Sunday: Author Guest Post and Book Giveaway! “Be Brave!” by Charlie Alder, Author of Daredevil Duck
So, what are you reading?
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