It's Monday! What are you reading? was started by Sheila at Book Journey and was adapted for children's books from picture books through YA by Jen of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers. You can visit either site for a round up of blogs sharing their weekly readings and thoughts or search Twitter for #IMWAYR.
Last Week's Posts
- Diverse First Days of School: Everybody Cooks Rice. Sharing about my favorite read aloud to start the school year.
- August on The Logonauts. All posts on one spot! Includes my series on using Google Classroom, setting up your classroom library, and more!
- Find and Share Diverse Children's Books. There is always a #diversekidlit hop running - please join to share and promote diverse books.
- Kid Lit Blog Hop for July. This monthly hop features posts on all aspects of Kid Lit including those by bloggers, authors, and more.
Don't Call me Grandma (2016) by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Our narrator's great-grandmother Nell is a strong, independent woman who does not appreciate being referred to by the truncated sobriquet of "Grandma." This and her many other quirks are shared by the young narrator who shows us the love and life experience behind her great-grandmother's prickly exterior. I love how this is a book that celebrates the complexities of (great-)grandparent / grandchild relationships in a way that is both charming and true-to-life. I am delighted to add this story to my text set of books featuring diverse grandparents in the US.
The Witch's Boy (2014) by Kelly Barnhill. After reading the soon-to-be released The Girl Who Drank the Moon (click here for full review), I knew I wanted to read more by Kelly Barnhill. The Witch's Boy is another high fantasy novel with its own unique world, especially when it comes to the role of magic.