Monday, March 21, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 3/21/16

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 Weeks' Posts

  • If You Like the Royal Diaries ... My students are sharing book recommendations, following the "If you like ... read this next ..." format. Find out what series to check out if you liked The Royal Diaries books.
  • March's Kid Lit Blog Hop. Come link up a favorite kid lit post and find other great recommendations from bloggers and authors.

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Picture Books

I read several new picture books for this week's featured diverse posts: Incredible South Asian Books, part 1: biographies and realistic fiction. See what makes these SABA winning-books so great!

Middle Grade

Maybe a Fox (2016) by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee. New this month, Maybe a Fox is a tug-at-the-heartstrings kind of novel but in a soft and gentle kind of way. While I miss the lyricism and unconventional structure of The Underneath, Maybe a Fox is likely to be more approachable for its intended audience. Could also be a great book for a child that has experienced loss or death, as different characters experience and express their grief in different ways. A keeper.

Happy Reading!


  1. I've heard all kinds of good things about Maybe a Fox. I'll be adding it to my next book order. Come see my reading week here. Happy reading!

  2. Maybe a Fox is so melancholy but also was so beautiful!
    I really love your Southern Asian PB list--thank you for sharing such diverse titles!

    Happy reading this week!

  3. I just added Maybe a Fox to my school shopping cart. There are some authors I don't have to think about purchasing and Appelt is one of them.

  4. We are so glad you wrote about this book. We are currently listening to it and haven't made up our minds about it yet. So great to hear your perspective.

  5. I've seen Maybe a Fox featured on a few blogs recently, it seems to be getting really positive reviews, I'm very curious to give it a go.

  6. Maybe a Fox was so, so good. I am so glad I read it! I agree with you that it is a quiet yet powerful book. Thanks for your review. :)

  7. I haven't read any of Kathi Appelt's novels yet - will have to remedy that soonest. :)


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