It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages!
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend books with each other.
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I’ve begun to do my long IMWAYR updates every two weeks, so I will do an update next week. But as always, to see what books I’ve been reading, check out my 2022 Goodreads Challenge page or my read bookshelf on Goodreads.
Hi, all! We dug into a lot of great picture books last week—most fresh off the presses and many nonfiction picture books.
Born Hungry by Alex Prud’Homme taught me a lot about Julia Child’s upbringing. She had such a zest for life, and this book by her great-nephew really captured it.
Blast Off!: How Mary Sherman Morgan Fueled America Into Space by Suzanne Slade told the story of Mary Sherman, the world’s first rocket scientist. I found her story to be incredibly inspiring.
Who Are Your People? is a book by Bakari Sellers, and I loved the themes of community and family!
One Wish: Fatima Al-Fihri and the World’s Oldest University by M.O. Yuksel is the story of one the most important Muslim women in history. She founded the world’s oldest university! I absolutely loved learning about Fatima Al-Fihri and her wish.
She Caught the Light: Williamina Stevens Fleming: Astronomer by Kathryn Lasky is a biography of astronomer Williamina Fleming, who helped lay the foundations for modern astronomy.
Dear Earth…From Your Friends in Room 5 by Erin Dealey is a fantastic picture book that is perfect as a read-aloud for Earth Day. This one, as you would guess from the title, is very classroom-friendly.
The Heart of Mi Familia by Carrie Lara tells the story of a girl who seeks to create a gift that represents both sides of her multicultural family. It’s beautiful.
Maryam’s Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani is a picture book by Megan Reid and tells the story of trailblazing mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, who was the the first woman to win the world’s most prestigious honor in mathematics.
Wishes by Mượn Thị Văn…ahh, I loved this book so much. It tells an honest account of a Vietnamese family’s immigration experience. The illustrations are magnificent.
In My Mosque by M.O. Yuksel (who also has a book above!) is a story that invites readers to feel welcome in a mosque.
Ty’s Travels: Lab Magic by Kelly Starling Lyons is a wonderful early reader that my kids really enjoyed!
Stacey’s Extraordinary Words by Stacey Abrams—Stacey Abrams…Spelling bees…do I need to say more? I adored this book. It will be a classroom favorite!
When I Wake Up by Seth Fishman reminds us of the many paths we can take when we wake up!
Dream Big, Little Scientists: A Bedtime Book by Michelle Schaub is the perfect book to grow a little scientist (and remind them to go to bed)!
Freedom Soup by Tami Charles tells of cooking, tradition, and Haitian independence. I read this one aloud to my kids, and they loved it!
Emily Writes: Emily Dickinson and Her Poetic Beginnings by Jane Yolen–I didn’t realize this story about Emily Dickinson’s childhood! I read it with my sister and her kids and sighed so loudly with satisfaction that my sister felt guilty borrowing the book. I gave it away because good books must be shared!
Llama Llama Loves to Read is an Anna Dewdney book and it packs the same charm as the others in the series.
The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson—this book was a reread, and I could read it 100 times and never tire of it. It’s one of my favorite picture books by one of my favorite authors!
I am still listening to John Green’s The Anthropocene Reviewed. When it ends, I might cry because I want it to go on forever.
Tuesday: Wave by Diana Farid
Thursday: You Are Not Alone by Alphabet Rockers, Illustrated by Ashley Evans
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