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IMWAYR: Time For Some Fun!

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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It’s Time For Some Fun! I am finally starting to read an adult title: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. Now that students are choosing their own summer reads, it’s my turn, too. Oh, but wait! THIS post talks about kid lit, so let me highlight some FUN reads for you.

NetGalley: Would You Rather? Summer Edition, by Lindsey Daly (Z Kids, New York, 2023) asks some crazy questions about road trips, summer camp, rainy-day fun, and it is a hoot! Play “Would You Rather?” with family and friends. You won’t be able to stop laughing! (For more “Would You Rather…” ideas for the writing workshop, look for a back-to-school lesson that will start students with success in writing this fall. Coming soon!) I read this book on NetGalley recently, but it’s already available. I STILL need to finish Harvest House! Hopefully I will have some downtime this week without others in the room so I can listen. Such a good one!

Physical Book: The Many Assassinations of Samir, The Seller of Dreams by Daniel Nayeri is a book I’ve been waiting for. I loved Everything Sad is Untrue, and after reading some author interviews, I’m looking forward to this next read. I already have ideas about “first lines” lessons and/or “first chapter” lessons for the fall.

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?