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 love the weeks when I don’t know what I am going to read because there is just endless possibilities!
First, I went to Netgalley and perused the graphic novels, and I was so excited to get the chance to read Ben Hatke’s upcoming Mighty Jack. It’ll be a must buy when it comes out–my students are going to love this fractured retelling. I also read the third Lumberjane graphic novel. I love this series! It is unique and fun and fantastical.
Then I finished listening to The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John. This is a over-the-top but such a silly read. (I went to book talk it to my students and cannot find it though! I hope it shows up, or if it walked, I hope the kid who took it loves it.)
Finally, I finished reading two middle grade novels (both which I’ll review soon). Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe by Tricia Sprinstubb is just as special as the first one in the series. I love Cody and the awesome cast of characters in her book. I also read Cici Reno #MiddleSchoolMatchMaker by Kristina Springer which is a new tween series that my 6th and 7th grade girls are going to love!
Ricki: I read several picture books this week. I enjoyed Monster Goes to School by Paul Czajak. Readers who love There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly will love the board book version by Pam Adams. It is very cleverly depicted with cutouts and illustrations. I also adored Ten Little Kisses by Russell Julian. My aunt bought it for me because it is a favorite amongst the students she reads to with her therapy dog. I also finished Curiosity House: The Screaming Statue by Lauren Oliver and H. C. Chester. This was a fun book that reminded me a bit of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
This Week’s Expeditions
Kellee: This week, I once again don’t know what I am going to read! I did start listening to The War that Saved my Life on Thursday, and I wish I could sit in my car and just listen to it. So heartbreakingly good so far. I’m about to go to bed, so I won’t pick up a new book tonight, but I will update you on what I get to read next week 🙂
Ricki: I am halfway through both All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, Invisible Fault Lines by Kristen-Paige Madonia, and The Nest by Kenneth Oppel. All three are fantastic and very different from each other. This adds spice (and happiness) to my life! The semester is nearing a close, so I feel lucky that I will have more time to read more.
Upcoming Week’s Posts
Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Want to Make a Difference
Wednesday: Earth Day Reads: Gaia Warriors by Nicola Davis & 31 Ways to Change the World by 4,386 Children, We Are What We Do ©, and YOU!
Thursday: Teeny Tiny Toady by Jill Esbaum
Friday: Future Problem Solving Program
Sunday: Author Guest Post!: Possible Impossibilities: Magic and the Middle-Grade Reader by I.J. Brindle, author of Balthazar Fabuloso in the Lair of the Humbugs
So, what are you reading?
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