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.
We encourage everyone who participates to support the blogging community by visiting at least three of the other book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.
Last Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Ten Books We Enjoyed Recently that Weren’t Typical Genres/Topics We Read
Wednesday: Blog Tour, Author Guest Post, and Review!: Reproductive Rights: Who Decides? by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein
Thursday: Learning to Labor by Paul Willis (Ricki’s reflection on the educational fallacies we promote in schools today)
Friday: Trent’s Favorite Books: 1 to 2 Years
Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “Stories are Everywhere” by Wendy Terrien, Author of Rampart Guards
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Last Week’s Journeys
Kellee: This week has been filled with picture books! Trent and I read, and loved!, Normal Norman by Tara Lazar and Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley. He actually let me read him new books, and I thank the amazing illustrations and story. We’ll be sharing both of these soon. I also read the two National Geographic early reader biographies that I will be reviewing on Wednesday.
Ricki: Like, Kel, I also read Normal Norman by Tara Lazar and Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley! I brought Normal Norman to my parents’ house to show them. They have a dog named Norman, and they loved reading it to him, too! It is a fun book with a great message. Twenty Yawns is a fantastic bedtime story that made me yawn and yawn!
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: I’m currently reading Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt. I am really loving her prose–she just has a way with words. After I am done, I plan on reading The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart in preparation for my school’s first faculty book club!
Ricki: Well, this isn’t much different, either! I am also reading Maybe a Fox like Kellee! I guess we are focused on our blogging books this week! I am just about finished listening to Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith. More on that next week. 😉
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Books to Read if You Are in the Mood for a Good Laugh
Wednesday: National Geographic Early Reader Biographies: George Washington Carver and Sonia Sotomayor
Thursday: Blog Tour and Review!: Normal Norman by Tara Lazar
Friday: A Tyranny of Petticoats Blog Tour with Author Q&As by Caroline Richmond, Lindsay Smith, and Robin Talley
Sunday: Author Guest Post!: “School Visits” by Iain Reading, Author of The Dragon of the Month Club
So, what are you reading?
Link up below and go check out what everyone else is reading. Please support other bloggers by viewing and commenting on at least 3 other blogs. If you tweet about your Monday post, tag the tweet with #IMWAYR!
20 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 2/29/16”
Twenty Yawns sounds about right. I am yawning right now. 🙂 I will have to look for it.
You can’t help but yawn when reading it!
I’ve read it several times (actually, twice last night!). My son loves it, and it makes me yawn and yawn. It tricks my son into thinking he is extra sleepy! 🙂
I’m really looking forward to Kathi Appelt’s book “Maybe A Fox”. I like her books very much. And a must is Normal Norman. My daughter has a cat named Norman! Have a good week you two!
I’m really loving it so far! Her language is beautiful.
Norman is a great name for a cat!
YES! My parents’ dog is named Norman! It is a fantastic name!
Thank you for hosting. This is my first time at this hop, I have a cat blog and once in a while I review a cat book for children like today.
I love books and cats, so I cannot wait to stop by!
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! I loved your blog. The kitties were so cute!!
I’m yawning just reading what you thought about Twenty Yawns! Normal Norman sounds like fun, too. Enjoy Leap Day today!
It really does make you yawn! Yawns are such strange things!
Happy lead day to you as well.
Yawning is right. I have read the book several times, and I can’t stop yawning as I read it!
I have heard such amazing raves about Grasshopper Jungle – I need to get to that one myself.
I am riveted by A Night Divided on audio.
Hope you both enjoy your books this week!
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I really want to read A Night Divided. Maybe I’ll get it on audio. Great idea!
I too enjoyed Normal Norman and Twenty Yawns this week. Looking forward to the blog tours!
Us, too! 🙂 Lots of fun blog tours coming up 🙂
Blog tours keep us united! 🙂
Haven’t read any of Kathi Appelt’s novels yet – I feel like I’m missing out on a lot. Haven’t heard of those National Geographic books – they look good – but of course, the baby photos with books stole the show. 🙂
Kellee’s son is a cutie patootie. 🙂
Kathi’s writing is beautiful. I think you’d like it!
Awwww thank you Myra 🙂