It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 01/07/2018

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 
It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. 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...you 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. 

Last Week's Book Adventures:
I'm finally, finally feeling rested and rejuvenated and ready to head back to school! I'm soooooo excited because I'll be doing a workshop on mentor texts! And you know how I feel about mentor texts!

This week I managed to finish up Braving the Wilderness which reminded me a lot about this post I wrote at Story Exploratory about standing up and speaking out. I followed my brave heart and this post describes a little of what it felt like for me. Brené Brown is amazing, I love everything she writes and Braving the Wilderness did not disappoint.  (On a side note, I'm thinking of transferring my Story Exploratory posts to Teacher Mentor Texts and choosing to be okay with blogging about more than mentor texts here. Writing is still my jam but I thought for some reason I needed a separately blog for not teaching stuff and I'm feeling like I have a split personality. Stay tuned! I'll share more information when I have a more concrete plan. But if you have thoughts, please let me know!)

I also read Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani, and finished All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson, and One Last Word by Nikki Grimes. All were awesome in their own way. If you haven't read One Last Word, it's beautiful and actually supports the idea of braving the wilderness. I highly recommend it.

Posts From Last Week:
Click on the picture above to read my review/post.

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
It's back to school this week! As I was reading All's Faire in Middle School, I was thinking about how I can use it as a mentor text so I can't wait to go and mark it up and make notes. Poor Peanut will have to deal with my confiscating his book for a little bit while I reread it.  I'd also like to get back to Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. After that, I also have Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal that I've wanted to read. And speaking of Any Krouse Rosenthal, I was able to go to A Beauty Salon which was an exhibit that was an amazing tribute to her life and it was beautiful. Whether you know Amy's work or not (I know most of you do!), I hope you check out my post because we need more magic in the world. You can always trust magic. 

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

So, what are you reading this week? 
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