Sunday, July 22, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 07/23/12

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 loved Above World by Jenn Reese last week and Astronaut Academy by Dave Roman. I was super excited to start 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by Jeff Anderson. Isn't it terribly dorky that I love reading professional texts??? I love it. I found myself smiling hugely and loving what Jeff has to say in his most current book. I also listened to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and finished What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. I've started The Penderwicks at Point Mouette on audio, too. I feel like I did pretty good with my reading this week!

Kellee Says: I had some rereading to do, so I did that first this week. After I was done, I have been reading From What I Remember, which I LOVE! and will probably finish very soon, and a mixture of nonfiction books and graphic novels. 
     The nonfiction books I read were The Greek News by Anton Powell, Sandy's Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder by Tanya Lee Stone, By My Brother's Side by Tiki and Ronde Barber, and Pompeii: Lost and Found by Mary Pope Osborne. I will definitely be reviewing The Greek News for you- it was a great nonfiction book set up like a newspaper. I also loved Sandy's Circus, especially because I love Calder's work and I love reading about art because I have grown up in art museums. 
     The graphic novels I read were the Knights of the Lunch Table series. #1 and #2 were rereads, but I wanted to reintroduce the characters to myself before I read #3 and I really just enjoy the whole series (though #1 is my favorite). I also read Jay-Z: Hip Hop Icon by Jessice Gunderson which is a graphic biography of Jay-Z and Bad Island by Doug TenNapel, a unique GN about a family that gets stuck on an island that is not a normal island.

Reviewed Last Week:
Just click on any picture above to go read the review

Monster Ninjas Giveaway winner is:
Holly Sanford
Congratulations to Holly!

 Thanks again to Ryan Jacobson for giving us the opportunity for this giveaway!

Babymouse For President Giveaway winner is:
Debbie Tanner
Congratulations to Debbie! 
Thanks again to Colby Sharp for hosting the original  giveaway that made this possible!

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says: This week I'm reading Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again and Girl Parts to review soon. I'll keep listening to The Penderwicks #3 and making my way through Jeff Anderson's 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know so I can start Kate Messner's Real Revision!  

Kellee Says: It is once again a free reading week. I know I am going to get to Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead, Insurgent by Veronica Roth and Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. I hope I am able to finish all of them and more! 

This Week's Reviews:
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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