Thanks to Jen at Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers for hosting the meme “It’s Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA”. Head to the It’s Monday post here to link up or see a list of the all the other readers participating in this great meme. You can also follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #IMWAYR!
Click the book covers to go to Goodreads for the full summaries . . .
My favorite picture book . . .
I read a bunch of picture books, many of them “meh”, but this was clear and away my favorite.
Finished Middle Grade Novels . . .
I absolutely adored this. Even my 12-year old daughter, who rarely reads my recommendations, grabbed it and loved it. For the dreamers, theater lovers, and fans of big cities alike. There are mentions of his emerging sexuality (he’s “undecided”, which is just perfect), but aside from some homophobic insults, it is all broached in a non-outlandish and gentle manner. I’m so happy to have this title celebrated at the ALA Youth Media awards with honor nods for The Stonewall Award and The Odyessey (audiobook). Bravo!
I know many who loved this, but maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for its bizareness?
Finished this as a fun read aloud with my 12-year old daughter, Tall.
Last week I started these as read alouds with my kids. Penny is with the nine year old and The Running Dream is with the twelve year old.
Wish I could drop everything to finish this. So different than Eleanor & Park, but so terrific.
Next up . . .
1949 Newbery Medal Winner for my Newbery Challenge.
Do share what you are reading! Have a great week!