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IMWAYR: Holiday Happiness = Reading!


IMWAYR is a weekly blog hop with kid lit co-hosts Jennifer from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers. The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It’s a great way to share what you’re reading and get recommendations from others. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs each week.

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I spent time reading picture books to fill my soul with holiday cheer. You know me. “Picture Books are Perfect!” I updated my Goodreads account with a few, so far: Bright Star by Yuyi Morales, Where Three Oceans Meet by Rajani LaRocca and Archana Sreenivasan, Simon at the Art Museum by Christiana Soontornvat and Christine Davenier, The Barnabus Project by the Fan Brothers, and Little Brown by Marla Frazee. This week I’m reading Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman and Rick Allen, The Upper Case: Trouble in Capital City by Tara Lazar and Ross MacDonald, Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz by Warren Binford for Project Amplify, Thank You, Dr. Salk! by Dean Robbins and Mike Dutton, We Are Still Here: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know (again!) by Traci Sorell and Frané Lessac, and Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda & His Muse by Alexandria Giardino and Felicita Sala.

NetGalley: I LOVED Dear Student by Elly Swartz! This gem doesn’t come out until February, 2022, but I was lucky to read it early. You’re going to love Autumn and her family and friends. Preorder this one for your Valentines! I’m still listening to Taste by Stanley Tucci. I haven’t finished because I’m lazy and I haven’t turned it on since before Thanksgiving. I like it; I need to finish this one! I also found Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger #2) by Amy Timberlake (and Jon Klassen) quite entertaining!

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?


Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

3 thoughts on “IMWAYR: Holiday Happiness = Reading!

  1. What a wonderful set of books, Jennifer! I’m glad you’ve been able to enjoy some picture books lately—Ode to an Onion in particular sounds great! Dear Student looks wonderful as well—I’ve seen a lot of people enjoying it lately. Thanks so much for the great post!

  2. I am excited about a new Elly Swartz novel!

  3. Dear Student sounds great and I loved a lot of those picture books. Yuyi Morales’ art is always so good and Bright Star is no exception.

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