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: I read two very different but very good books this week. First, I read Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee. We’ll be reviewing it next week, but I want to tell you that this book is so beautiful; however, it is also one of the saddest books I’ve ever read. I recommend with tissues. Next, I read Alamo All-Stars by Nathan Hale, the 6th book in his Hazardous Tales series. Man! Nathan Hale does an amazing job bringing history to life, adding comedy to the not-funny-at-all stories, and making complicated situations understandable. This one has a soft spot in my heart because I lived in, and loved, Texas for 5 years, and it brought me back to my time there.
In the picture book realm, I read Dig In! and The Typewriter, both which we are reviewing this week. Trent is in love with his Thomas the Tank Engine Me Reader right now, so I am listening to a lot of Thomas stories. We also read books on the Disney book app on the iPad. Both the Me Reader and the app are great because they can be read to us or we can read them.
Ricki: I also read Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee. I cried from cover to cover. It was such a powerful book that tugged my heartstrings. I recommend this book highly. I also read Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. This important book belongs in classrooms. Applegate’s honest portrayal of poverty will connect with readers. I will be thinking about this book for a long time to come.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: This week I have one goal that I have to meet: read The Honest Truth by Gemeinhart for our teacher book club on Friday. I haven’t read it yet! And I chose it and am leading the first meeting!
Ricki: Hmm. I am struggling in the same way as Kellee. I keep saying that I am going to read All American Boys by Reynolds and Kiely, and then I pick up another book! I don’t know what is holding me back. I think I am nervous I won’t love it as much as everyone else loves it. I also have to read a book about the history of Hartford for my Human Rights class.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Ten Unfortunate Character Names
Wednesday: Blog Tour, Author Guest Post, and Review!: Dig In by Cindy Jenson-Elliot
Thursday: Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Review!: Good Morning Yoga by Mariam Gates
Friday: Blog Tour, Giveaway, and Review!: The Typewriter by Bill Thomson
Sunday: Author Q&A with Kathy Cyr, Author of the Max Hamby series
So, what are you reading?
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