Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/11/13

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 a fun reading week! I loved everything about World Read Aloud Day. Every year, it is such a fun event. We had a blast with our Dragons Love Tacos party and then I loved reading Waking Dragons with two preschool classes on Wednesday. I am almost done with How Children Succeed by Paul Tough which I ended up listening to on audio this week. I loved reading and reviewing The Runaway King by Jennifer Nielsen. Both books in the Ascendance Trilogy so far are amazing. We were at the bookstore over the weekend and I was able to read Flora and the Flamingo which is a super cute wordless book. I loved it! I also read Those Darn Squirrels! which is also by Adam Rubin and it cracked me up. I missed a book picture this week because we were so busy, we were sick, and we had a snow day. It wast just a little crazy around here!
Kellee Says: I've had a great reading week! It is getting better and better since I had the bit of a rut. This week I finished a picture book, two early readers, and four novels- MUCH better than the last couple of weeks. First I read Harlem by Walter Dean Myers which is a poem in picture book form. One of my students loves WDM and has me get all of the texts I don't have from the public library- this was the most recent one. Then I read Sadie and Ratz and Rabbit & Robot like planned and really enjoyed them both- they'd be so much fun to have in a classroom with primary grades. Last I read A Certain October by Angela Johnson, Son of a Gun by Anne de Graaf, Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook, and Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos. I'll definitely be reviewing Son of a Gun at some point because it'll be wonderful to read in a classroom; the others are all great for YA [classroom] libraries. 

Reviewed Last Week:

Just click on any picture above to go read the review

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
Jen Says: I never did get to Ghetto Cowboy but it will be what I listen to after I finish How Children Succeed. Kellee and I have a great Girl Power series coming up to celebrate the release of the second book in Chris Healy's series The League of Princes. The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle is coming out in April and I think I'm going to start reading that this week. 

Kellee Says: I'm still listening to Trash, but I should finish it this week. I am really enjoying it and see direct connections to The Glass Collector that I read in December. Next to that, like my life has been, I have no specific plan- we'll see what I get to! Happy reading!!

This Week's Reviews:

Wonder Show Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard 
Check back throughout the week to hear about these books. 

So, what are you reading this week? 
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