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
- #diversekidlit: Favorites. Join us for the one-year anniversary of the Diverse Children's Book linkup!
- Sophie's Top 10 Young Adult Books to Read! I turned over my blog for the day to one of my students who loves romantic/adventure books.
The first-ever #diversekidlit Twitter chat is tonight; hope you can join us!
Click here for more chat details - including the questions.
Poetry / Picture Book
Friday I reviewed the fabulous Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets (2017) by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth and illustrated by Ekua Holmes. If you are a teacher of poetry, you need this book! Read my full review here.
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal: not exactly a memoir (2016) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. This is my new favorite book. After reading the library copy this week, I immediately bought one for myself. I was already having a hard time letting go of Amy, and this only made it worse. This is a fabulous, hard to explain book of lovely moments, serendipity, and interactive components! (I already met my matches and shared a "purple flower" story.)
Also, 4/29 is Amy's birthday. Author Kirby Larson started a Facebook group called More for AKR that is collecting ideas and events planned to celebrate Amy's life and legacy. You can cclick here to join the group.