Sunday, October 18, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 10/19/2015

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 just might discover your next “must-read” book!
Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and I decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children's literature - picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit - join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them. 


One Word From Sophia Blog Tour
I'm excited to kickoff a blog tour for One Word From Sophia 
by Jim Averbeck with illustrations by Yasmeen Ismail!
When I read One Word From Sophia, I instantly fell in love with Sophia and am happy to be celebrating the book this week. If you missed it, you can read my review of One Word From Sophia and my interview with Jim AverbeckBut also be sure to check in at all of the stops on the tour to hear what they think of Sophia and her story! Thank you to Simon and Schuster for sending review copies for all blog participants.

10/20/2015 - Jennifer at Reederama
10/21/2015 - Franki and Mary Lee at Two Reading Teachers
10/22/2015 - Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers
10/23/2015 - Crystal at Reading Through Life
10/24/2015 - Alyson at Kid Lit Frenzy

How To Tell a Story Week is Coming!

Alyson Beecher from Kid Lit Frenzy and I are thrilled to announce the official countdown to How To Tell a Story week! In fifteen days we'll kickoff How To Tell a Story week where we celebrate this unique story-telling set from Workman that comes with a book of story-telling activities from Daniel Nayeri and colorful, illustrated blocks from Brian Won. Mark your calendars because we'll be sharing some great activities, interviews, giveaways, and even a way to get your students writing and involved in the fun. Curious already? While you wait for November 3rd to come around, you can watch this video about what How To Tell a Story is and how it works!

Scholastic Teacher Giveaway Winner:
Congratulations to
 Rhonda Jenkins 
who won a one-year subscription to Scholastic Teacher Magazine!
*Thanks to Scholastic for providing
 the opportunity to offer a giveaway
in exchange for an honest review!*

Last Week's Book Adventures:
I didn't read very much this last week as I was finishing up revisions on my novel. That and the busy-ness that comes with a four-day week made it hard to find time as much as I wish I could have snuggled up on the couch! When I was able to read, I spent time with Another Day by David Levithan and The Cosntruction Zone by Terry Thompson.

Reviewed Last Week:
Click on any picture above to go read my review/post.

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
I'm taking a redo on last week and still reading The Construction Zone and Another Day. I need to focus on just those two this week!

This Week's Reviews:
Check back throughout the week to read these reviews/posts. 

So, what are you reading this week? 
Link up below and don't forget to check out other blogs to see what they are reading!
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