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
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Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: Although I didn’t get to anything I said I was going to, I had a pretty fantastic week of reading. I got to read Booked! Oh man, everyone–it is a pretty great follow up to The Crossover. Kwame Alexander once again tackles sports and family issues in a perfectly-crafted, smart verse novel. A must read! I also read Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine this week with one of my students. Her mom was a bit concerned about some of the content, so the student asked me to read it with her. It was so good! I can see why it would be good for an 11-year-old to have someone to talk to about the book because it deals with racism, sexism, abuse, and death, but it was such a great read and would be a perfect book to read alongside Lions of Little Rock.
I also read Last Stop on Market Street, Red, and The Day the Crayons Quit with my classes during our theme unit. Reading these picture books with my students was really inspirational. So much so that I plan on writing two blog posts about it to share the lessons and my students’ thoughts.
With Trent, we’ve been reading Thomas the Tank Engine books from a Me Reader set. The Me Reader allows Trent to choose the book he wants then he can press a certain button, and it will read the page to him. He still wants me sitting with him, but he loves being in control of the story. Trent is also loving Friends by Eric Carle still and has been asking for Goodnight Moon more than usual.
Ricki: Henry and I read The Typewriter by Bill Thomson—a fun, new wordless picture book about three kids who find a typewriter. Because he’s been sick (double ear infection!), we have been rereading all of his favorites each night (Racecar Alphabet by Brian Floca, Cat vs. Dog by Chris Gall, among some older classics like Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom).
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I have Poptropica: Mystery of the Map by Jack Chabert that I plan on reading this week. It is based off of Jeff Kinney’s concept and is a new graphic novel adventure series. I’m looking forward to it! This week is also going to be a bit crazy (wonderful crazy!) because my mom, sister, and brother-in-law are all coming into town for Trent’s birthday party! He doesn’t turn 2 until the 20th, but we’re celebrating on the 13th. Whenever family comes into town, my reading really takes a hit, so we’ll have to see how much I get read.
Ricki: I am reading Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928 by David Wallace Adams. Sorry I am boring—but it is a really informative book! I am also hoping to get to All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. I am not sure if I’ll have time, though!
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Literary Couples
Wednesday: I Want to Be a… books by Ruby Brown
Thursday: Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
Friday: Talking about Last Stop on Market Street in a Middle School Classroom
Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “All About Imps” by Henry Herz, Author of When You Give an Imp a Penny
So, what are you reading?
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