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: As my summer is coming to a close, I really hoped to be reading a bit more than I did, but a sick baby plus working two days this week put a wrench in that plan. I did read two middle grade novels, a graphic novel, and a nonfiction picture book–all which I enjoyed very much. First, I read A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord which is my unofficial Twitter book club read for August (chat on Wednesday at 9PM ET if you would like to join us), and I am so glad that it was chosen. Salma would definitely have been on my girls list if I made it today. The other novel was Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Elementary School by Kim Baker which was super funny. I love the diversity and humor within it. Kim is one of the fabulous female authors on the humor panel I’m chairing at NCTE. The graphic novel I read was The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope. Aurora is so kick butt–I loved it! Though the world she lives in is so scary (monsters kidnap children at night), she is a light in that very dark world. Finally I read Children Growing Up With War by Jenny Matthews which I’ll be reviewing on Wednesday.
Ricki: Ricki is currently without internet service, so she will catch up with everyone next week! Hopefully, she has double the number of good books to share!
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I have already started the sequel to Aurora West, and I plan on finishing that. I also want to read The Tiara on the Terrace by Kristen Kittscher and Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schultz (both funny females on the NCTE panel!). I hope to get through at least two of them.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Fairy Tale Retellings
Thursday and Friday: 25 Boys Who Stand Out (in Middle Grade and Young Adult Literature)
Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “In This Place: An Imagery Writing Activity” by Kate Ormand, Author of The Wanderers
So, what are you reading?
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