Monday, January 6, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 01/06/20

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

      Picture Books

      The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Sarah Jacoby. This is the book-of-the-day under discussion for the Mock Newbery challenge hosted by Heavy Medal. You can read my full thoughts about the book here.

      Middle Grade

      Right before winter break's #IMWAYR board for my fifth graders.

      The Line Tender is Kate Allen's debut book. It's another for the Mock Newbery challenge, and it is definitely a book that I would qualify as "Newbery bait" - dead mother before the book opens with another major upheaval in the main character's life as the key plot point. (No dead dogs, though there are several sharks.) It was a bit of a miss for me - too much sad and too over the top (especially the timing) that I couldn't get hooked on the character first. Still putting together my full thoughts for later in the week.

      Happy Reading and Happy New Year!


      1. I have added The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown to my for later list. Who doesn't love Margaret Wise Brown?

      2. I agree with the Newbery bait description. It was certainly one crafted to pull heartstrings. I may have enjoyed it a bit more than you did. Have a great week!

      3. Mac Barnett and Margaret Wise Brown -- how can that combo go wrong? And I love your white board and am glad it is still going strong.

      4. Yes, my goodness, The Line Tender was so so very sad! And I'm making sure I have The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown on my list. Thanks for the shares and I hope you've had a wonderful reading week, Katie!


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