Sunday, February 26, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/27/12

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 
It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. 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…who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!
After doing the meme for a couple of weeks, we realized this would be a fun meme to start up with a kidlit focus - anyone reading and reviewing books in children's literature - it can be picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, you name it in the world of kidlit and it's in! We have loved being a part of this meme and we hope you do too!  We encourage everyone participating to go and visit the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and to comment on as many posts as you can. We love talking books and believe in sharing and discussing what we're reading. We hope you join us!

Last Week's Book Adventures:
Jen Says: I had another great reading week! What can I say, I'm on a roll. First off, I read From What I Remember... by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas (this was on NetGalley from Disney-Hyperion) and I loved it!!! It was a crazy-exciting book that I couldn't stop thinking about and wanted to read every second of the day. It was awesome. I also finished Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming, Dead End In Norvelt by Jack Gantos, The Abundance of Katherines by John Green, and My Life As a Furry Read Monster by Kevin Clash.

I actually did make it to a pile of picture books because my kids were at my parents' yesterday morning. My favorite, by far, was Here Come the Girl Scouts by Shana Corey. I got to read Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, just like Kellee. I love the simple text but the fun story and the sparkles, of course. Last week, I also read Extra Yarn at least three times with different students and also read A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead. 

Kellee Says: I had a pretty good reading week as well.  I also read Amelia Lost and thought it was a phenomenal biography.  I also read When Life Give you OJ which had come highly recommended and enjoyed it. I also continued on with John and Travis's list by reading A Pet for Petunia, Perfect Square, and Ice.  

Also read I Must Have Bobo from the NYT 2011 noteable list and Amy Krouse Rosenthal's book that is illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds Plant a Kiss because I love Peter Reynolds. This week I also read some graphic novels: Jellaby and Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo which I ADORED (and I'll review later), but I was sad to find out that they are out of print now.  I also finished the sequel to Resistance by Carla Jablonski, Defiance.  It is not often that you find historical fiction graphic novels and they are good ones at that. 

Lastly, I took a trip down memory lane by reading Dragon Tales books by Dav Pilkey: Dragon's Merry Christmas, Dragon's Halloween, A Friend of Dragon and Dragon's Fat Cat and I remember why I loved them when I was younger. 

Reviewed Last Week:
My Life Undecided Between Shades of Gray  

Just click on any picture above to go read the review

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says: I'm about halfway through The Boy Book by E. Lockhart on audio. After I finish it, I'm going to listen to Torment which is the second in Lauren Kate's Fallen series. I have lots of books I seem to be reading...I'm not sure why, other than I just have so many books I really want to read. I'm still reading The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy and have just started Wonder by RJ Palacio. I'm actually reading an adult novel, too! I started The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan yesterday.

I am getting ready for World Read Aloud Day...but before that we get to celebrate Read Across America. In honor or Dr. Seuss's birthday I'll be reading The Lorax - my all-time favorite Seuss book and possibly my all-time favorite picture book.

Kellee Says: This week I am finally going to read Wonder which everyone is raving about. Next to that I am not sure, but I will continue listening to Fire by Kristin Cashore and hope to get another YA book in. I also bought The One and Only Ivan on Saturday so if I can I will read Ivan too. 

This Week's Reviews:
   Sidekicks  Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms, #1)  
Check back throughout the week to hear about these books. 
So, what are you reading this week? 
Please link up below and don't forget to check out other blogs to see what they are reading!


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