Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts, decided to give Kathryn’s (at Book Date) “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” meme a kidlit focus, reviewing books in children’s literature (picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, or anything in the world of kidlit). If you enjoy this type of reading, join us every Monday!
Today will be my shortest IMWAYR post ever (with only three books and blurbs rather than reviews). My family took an unexpected trip up into the Black Hills. Getting back super late on Sunday evening means little time to blog. But at least I’m here, right?
April 2, 2018
I was thrilled to read Rebound, this week. In fact, I think I might have enjoyed this prequel even more than Crossover! If you’ve already read Crossover, this is the story of Josh and JB’s father, Chuck/Charlie Bell. The rhythm and intensity of this book was so comfortable and easy to fall into, with some fun comics tossed in (in just a few spots). I didn’t want to put this one down and I was NOT ready for some of the reveal at the very end — just so heart-warming and beautiful. You don’t even have to have any interest in sports (in case that’s what is holding you back). Highly, HIGHLY recommend this one!
They All Saw A Cat
August 30, 2016
Loved this beautiful picture book about how our various viewpoints in life impact our perspective on the exact same thing. This would be a wonderful book to spur on discussions about diversity and acceptance (including self acceptance). This book was a 2017 Caldecott Honor Book, the NAIBA Book of the Year for Picture Book, and a Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Picture Books.
March 17, 2009
Last week, Lisa of Literacy on the Mind mentioned Redwoods being her favorite Jason Chin book. So I had to check it out! A young boy is reading this exact book (Redwoods) while learning all the details about these trees. It covers everything I could imagine a child (or adult) wanting to know about Redwoods. The artwork was absolutely stunning and I would love it in my collection for this fact, alone. There’s a brief Author’s Note at the end which explained Chin’s inspiration for researching and writing about redwoods. The only thing I felt was missing was a list of sources for further reading. Nevertheless, I learned a great deal about redwoods and would definitely recommend it for classroom or home use.
To Be Read:
I just barely started the following two books this week, so I would really like to finish them by next Monday. I’ve also ordered Front Desk by Kelly Yang. WOOHOO! But did I mention having a little less time? I’m definitely going to have to adjust my expectations based on the “out and about” activities of my children this time of year. So I PROBABLY won’t be reviewing 3+ novels a week for at least a couple months. 🙂
What are YOU reading?