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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Last Week’s Posts
Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: This week I finished two very different books! First, I finished How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon which was such a tough yet important and well done read. I think this is one of those books that everyone needs to read. I cannot wait to book talk it to my 8th grade class because I think that many of them will want to read Tariq’s story. Also, being so close to where the Trayvon Martin murder happened makes the story even more relevant. Then, a complete switch in type of novel, I read Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis based on the recommendation of Josh Funk. Man! Timmy Failure is such a silly book! I can see why my 7th grade student loves them so much, and now that I’ve read it, I cannot wait to share it because I think my Diary of a Wimpy Kid gang will really love Timmy.
Ricki: I read and absolutely loved Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom. The story is about a girl who is blind and a runner. How do you run if you are blind? I feel like I learned so much for this book about the physical and mental strength of this young girl. Frankly, I can’t quite find the words to express how much it taught me about life. The narrator is feisty, and I appreciated her candor about her disability. I highly recommend it.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I’d planned on reading an Andrew Smith novel this week, but I got sick and needed something a bit lighter, so I started Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet by Jenny Ruden, and it is seems like it is going to be a fun YA novel. I then plan on reading Alistair Grim’s Odditorium by Gregory Funaro then The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart with Michele Knott.
Ricki: I have two hours left of The Martian by Andy Weir. I will definitely finish it this week. I am also about halfway through Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, and I am really enjoying it.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Introduction to Text Sets for Teachers Series
Wednesday: Text Sets for Teachers: Growing Pains: Looking at the Subject of Coming of Age
Thursday: Text Sets for Teachers: What is a Hero?: Exploring the Concept of a Hero
Friday: Text Sets for Teachers: Prejudice: Is It Something We Can Control?
Sunday: Text Sets for Teachers: The Power of Words: Witnessing the Impact of Words
So, what are you reading?
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