Monday, April 10, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 04/10/17

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

    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.

    Happy Reading!


    1. I definitely need a copy of Out of Wonder. Thanks for the reminder! I don't normally read adult but I will have to get a copy of Textbook. I am already a member of the Facebook group.

    2. Oh, I don't know if I'll be able to make it through Textbook without tearing up! :'(

    3. I shall look forward to reading Textbook, almost as much as the celebration of Amy's life on her birthday.

    4. We are reading the same things! Just finished listening to Textbook. Such an incredible book and Out of Wonder just arrived in the mail.

    5. I loved your student's top 10! It is always so wonderful to hear straight from kids!
      Loved your review of Out of Wonder--it is a special book.
      4/29 is my husband's birthday too. I will have to let him know he shares it with the very special AKR.

      Happy reading this week :)


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