Monday, October 9, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 10/09/17

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.

Recent Posts

Middle Grade

All's Faire in Middle School (2017) by Victoria Jamieson. This great new graphic novel offering from the author of the Newbery-Honor winning Roller Girl, features endearing Imogene who has decided to leaves her homeschool / Renn Faire life for ... middle school! Focuses on issues of friendship, mean girls, and more (and has already vanished off the shelves of my classroom library).

Young Adult

Noggin (2014) by John Corey Whaley [National Book Award finalist]. In this not-to-distant science fiction future, Travis has just woken up to find out that his cryogenic experiment worked: his head has been successfully reattached to another body and only five years have passed since he nearly died of cancer. So ... now what? This is an interesting story about growing up (and dealing with others who have grown up more than you have), but I felt like the second half dragged out after the intriguing beginning.

Happy Reading!


  1. I really loved Noggin, but I think it's because I actually saw myself in Travis's story. Anyone who goes somewhere, comes back and finds everything different can make connections to Travis's story and I felt like that when my husband and I moved back home from our time we lived in Germany. Not only did life go on for the people we left behind, but we were different too.

    1. Great connection, Beth! I could see that having a lot of resonance for college kids that way.

  2. I would really like to read this new Victoria Jamieson title but now that I'm teaching Grade 3, I won't be purchasing it for my collection. Have heard such great things.

  3. I've heard good things about "All's Faire. . ." It's on my list. I never read Noggin, maybe someday! Thanks, Katie!

  4. I loved Noggin. I loved how John Corey captured how confusing change can be. If you are interested in reading my blog post about it, here is the link.

  5. I think I own a copy of Noggin, but I can be wrong. Great to read your thoughts about it. :)


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