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!
This past week has been a whirlwind of travel preparations, surgery updates, new college course preparations, and seemingly endless errands. 🙂 So this will be an extremely short #imwayr post showcasing just my three main book reads for the week. (I’ve also been reading over several syllabi, but I’ll spare you photos of those reviews!! ;))
Reaper at the Gates
June 12, 2018
I’ve been working on this one for the last 2 1/2 weeks. It is worth savoring and easy to fall back into the story every time I pick it up. If you’re not familiar with this series, by the time you reach this book (#3) we’re now oscillating between between three main characters. I’m enjoying the development of each character, learning more about what makes them tick and understanding why they react certain ways. I think I’m especially taking my time with this one since I know it will be a long wait until book #4 is published. Boo!
Stinkiest!: 20 Smelly Animals
May 22, 2018
HMH Books for Young Readers
Nonfiction Picture Book
This is a cute little nonfiction picture book about a variety of stinky animals. There are explanations on each animal so the reader knows the animal’s size, where it lives, what it eats, and why/how the animal stinks. The artwork was done in torn-and-cut-paper collage and there are 40 pages to this book. I’ll share one page-spread, below:
This is the textbook for a course I’ll be teaching this fall and spring. As the title indicates, it provides very basic strategies for sharing music in the (elementary) classroom. And it just so happened to be written by a dear friend of a friend. This is probably the one book I should be focusing all my attention on this next week (since classes start next Monday). Anyway, I know it’s a college textbook. However, since I use #imwayr to document my weekly reading journey I figured it’s completely applicable. 🙂
To Be Read:
We’re still out of town, spending time with my mom down in Texas after her second knee replacement surgery. I’m finding it difficult to sit down and read with a number of health care professionals and visitors dropping in (along with our own household schedule). So I won’t commit to finishing anything, just yet. I’ll just look forward to seeing whatever I happen to get to before next Monday.
Have a great reading week, everyone!