Monday, May 23, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 5/23/16

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

  • Welcome to Diverse Children's Book Linkup! There's an all-new #diversekidlit up, featuring books for children that showcase the diversity of our world. My latest link up post features a review of the newest Family Fletcher book!
  • #3rdfor3rd: Trouble Magnet. The George Brown, Class Clown series is popular with my third graders. Read this review to find out why!
  • May Kid Lit Blog Hop. Join this month's Kid Lit Blog Hop to share and discover great posts about all kinds of children's literature.

Picture Books

Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale (2016) by Alice Kuipers and illustrated by Bethanie Murguia. In this follow-up story about story-writing, Violet is trying to write a fabulous fairy tale, while pragmatic Victor keeps interjecting his own changes. These are fun books to use with students to talk about the writing process as well as how group writing projects might work.

I read a lot more this week but will catch up next time. Home ownership + beautiful weather = entire weekend of backbreaking garden labor!

Young Adult

Thank you so much to all of you who expressed support and ideas for my move up to seventh grade. I look forward to following up with you once the madness of the last days of school winds down, and I can properly start thinking ahead about the fall!

Happy Reading!


  1. Katie, big news about switching to seventh grade! I hope it is a move that you are excited about! You should definitely participate in #classroombookaday as everyone needs at least one picture book every day to make life complete :-) I asked my 13 year old daughter about some of her favourite books that she read in Grade 7 or that her teacher read aloud. Here are some of her favourites: The Wolf Wilder (just published) and Rooftoppers (Rundell) , Half Brother (Kenneth Oppel), The False Prince trilogy, When you Reach Me (Stead), Echo and One for the Murphys. Good luck with your move!

    1. Thanks so much, Carrie! Always appreciate recommendations, especially from the "experts."

  2. Violet and Victor remind me of By Mouse and Frog :-)

    Happy reading this week, and I cannot wait to chat with you!

  3. Congratulations on moving to 7th grade. We blogged about The Seventh Wish today and that is a great book for 7th grade readers.

    1. Thanks! I got my copy at NCTE and need to finally get my post up too.

  4. Good luck with this transition! I can't wait to hear about it!


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