Sunday, September 2, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 09/03/12

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 read books last week! I read Talk About Teaching! which is a Charlotte Danielson book about having discussions about teaching. I also finished Real Revision by Kate Messner. I loved it and am even more excited for when I start revising my book in a few weeks. I recommend it for anyone teaching any kind of writing to kids. Over the weekend I also zipped through Shifting the Monkey. It's a book about leadership that I've wanted to read for a while. Lots of interesting ideas.
     As far as kidlit goes, I finished Airborn on audio. It was great, I even liked the full-cast audio. I reread The One and Only Ivan for my book club on Friday. It was so fun. I started listening to Fake Mustache on audio because I saw it at the library and it's a book I've wanted to reread. I also bought a copy to mark-up as I read it with Colby and study it as a mentor text for the next book I'll be writing. Can you believe I also read Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf by Jenni Holm? It was a good reading week.

Kellee Says: Last week was a much better week when it came to reading. First, I finished Robert Marzano's Building Academic Vocabulary in preparation for a professional development presentation. I also read a few picture books to my students this week during my genre introductions- First Day Jitters, Titanicat, and Where the Wild Things Are (check back next month for a post where I sum up my genre introductions).
     For me, I finished The High-Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate by Scott Nash and really enjoyed the adventure (and artwork). I also was able to read Bink and Gollie: Two for One which I was so excited to get my hands on since I loved the first one. Finally, I read a few books from Netgalley:
-The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook by Shaun Tan which is a book of Shaun Tan's art
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Volume 1 by Dave Garcia, a rerelease of TMNT comics from the 90s. It definitely brought back memories.
-Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #1: The Stone of Fire by Geronimo Stilton which was a fun early chapter book.

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

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says:  Fortune Wookiee is still waiting for me! I actually started reading a few pages last night and the plan is to finish it this week with Ruby Redfort which I started forever ago. I know I'll finish Fake Mustache on audio fairly quickly and then I have The Case of the Deadly Desperados to listen to next. I've started rereading Fake Mustache in print and will continue that.
     My new department is reading Visible Learning as a book study so I'm reading it ahead of time to help divide up the sections and plan our discussions. I also have two bags of picture books to read from the library that I'm looking forward to!

Kellee Says: This week I am not sure what I am going to read. I am currently reading Ginny Rorby's first novel, Dolphin Sky, which was recently rereleased as an e-book. I am also listening to The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, but I haven't gotten very far. Anything after that is up for grabs though I hope to get through some of my immediate TBR pile.

This Week's Reviews:
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy   
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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