It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA!
It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. 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!
Kellee and Jen, of Teach Mentor Texts, 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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for winning copies of Mercy Watson to the Rescue and the two Deckadoo Drive books AND a Mercy Watson plush!
Last Week’s Posts
Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: This week, I finished The Lost Tribes by C. Taylor-Butler. This book ended up being quite a ride and was much different than I expected when I started! I look forward to sharing this title with you all and with ALAN attendees! I also read the four Women Who Broke the Rules books to review them for you this week. Such a wonderful series!
Ricki: This week, I finished The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. What a beautifully complex book! I imagine that teachers love using this book because there is so much to analyze!
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: This week, I plan on rereading Eleanor and Park in preparation for my AEWA NCTE session. I’m also going to start listening to The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #3 starting tomorrow, and I am so excited because I loved the first two! I also have Hook’s Revenge #2 to read if I get to it this week.
Ricki: I am almost finished with Surviving Santiago by Lyn Miller-Lachmann. I haven’t read Gringolandia (the companion to this book), but I’ve loved getting to know Tina Aguilar and learning about the setting of Chile.
I am also diving into the adult world of books. I am reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates in short spurts because I need time to digest it. It is very well-written. And I’ve loved listening to the audio of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. I can’t tell if I love it so much because it is a neat story or if it is because the reader (Ari Fliakos) does such a great job. This may be my favorite audio that I’ve ever listened to.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Movies We Would Like to See Adapted into Books
Wednesday: Women Who Broke the Rules
Thursday: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond
Friday: Elwood Bigfoot: Wanted: Birdie Friends! by Jill Esbaum
Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Choosing Your Stepping Stones” by Margaret R. Chiavetta, Author of The Alchemist’s Theorem: Sir Duffy’s Promise
So, what are you reading?
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