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IMWAYR: Back At It!

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’m back at it today – with an actual day off – and I’m ready to read again. Here’s this week’s lineup:

Libro.fm: I’ll finish Cookies & Milk by Shawn Amos tonight. I’m rooting for this family who plans to bake (exclusively) chocolate chip cookies in their new shop on Sunset Boulevard. I wish I could visit this place for real. Yum! After finding out some family secrets, Ellis, along with his dad, and Grandma “get it together” to make their dreams come true. I love this story and its background. The cast of characters is a wonderful mix of zany and intelligent humans, and the author is the narrator of this audio version. Two Cookies Up (and two thumbs up!)!

Physical Books: I’m re-reading Consider the Octopus by Nora Raleigh Baskin and Gae Polisner for a project. I’m laughing out loud, even more, this time around! I’ll start Answers in the Pages by David Levithan next. I’m looking forward to this book about book-banning, recommended by another nerdy book friend.

NetGalley: I know, I know! I’m logging on, I promise! I finished Surely Surely Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly. It’s just as good as Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey. I love Marisol and her friends. I didn’t love gym class, either.

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?


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IMWAYR: April Showers Mean More Time to Read

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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If April showers bring May flowers, I’d better get a bunch of beautiful flowers for my birthday! At least being stuck inside means more time for reading! There are some amazing books out there in #kidlit right now. Check these out!

Only One, by Deborah Hopkinson and Chuck Groenink

Earth Day is just a week away, and you’ll want this new picture book for the occasion. In Only One, a young person gathers family and friends to teach them about the universe: galaxies, stars, planets, asteroids, comets, and especially our earth. We need to take care of Earth because this is the only one we have.

Things To Look Forward To, by Sophie Blackall

This book publishes tomorrow, and it’s wonderful! Things to Look Forward To is Ms. Blackall’s gift to all of us. When you’re feeling down, just read a page, like “11:11” and “A Cup of Tea.” I’m already sharing this with my daughter, who is looking forward to reading it.

Those Kids From Fawn Creek, by Erin Entrada Kelly

I’ve heard all good things about Those Kids From Fawn Creek and I love Ms. Kelly’s books. I’m starting this one tonight!

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?


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IMWAYR: I’m Loving These Reads!

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’m loving these reads right now! I’m so lucky to have books to read and share, and friends who I can count on to join me. I’m following the plan I set up and it’s working well here in April. Now that spring break is over, I’ll need to keep it up. Will I? We shall see!

Picture Books are Perfect for Middle Schoolers! I’ve been talking about reading picture books in middle school for a long time now, and I still believe that sharing these gorgeous books helps even older students learn and grow. I read these last week, thanks to the generosity of Publisher Spotlight…

And…by Philippe Jalbert
Quizás by Chris Haughton
Smile With African Style by Mylo Freeman
Yoga Adventure! by Stevens and Alejandro

Middle Grade Wonders! This week I’ll start reading Those Kids From Fawn Creek by Newbery-Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly. I cannot wait to dive into this middle-grade novel about a new student at Fawn Creek — who moves to Fawn Creek, anyway? I’ll find out! Will this be another title for Newbery?

Those Kids From Fawn Creek by Erin Entrada Kelly

Yes, I’m STILL listening to Meet Me In the Margins on Libro.fm. It’s a good audiobook and the narrator is entertaining. I want to find a way to listen more often than just driving back and forth to and from work. Audiobooks are still hard for me to find time to read.

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?