Monday, December 11, 2017

It's Monday! What are you reading?


It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It's a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right just might discover your next “must-read” book!

Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent, of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children's literature - picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit - join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.

If you want to know more about what I've been reading, visit my Goodreads shelf.

Last Week on the Blog:

Last Week in Books:

Sam and Eva is a cute book about creativity and collaboration. Debbie Ridpath Ohi has an artwork collaboration offer going right now for teachers too.

The Poet X is a YA novel in verse exploring family, religion, identity, and the fabulousness of poetry. I loved it and will be recommending it a lot before and after it comes out in March. I got the digital ARC from Edelweiss and will post a longer review at some point in the near future.

Time Now to Dream is a sweet picture book that would be a good bedtime book.

Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History is a picture book biography by Walter Dean Myers. The book is well done and I learned more about Douglass. He is definitely someone who influenced the world in a big way.

Books in the Classroom: 
I enjoy Hour of Code activities, but we still manage to read along with our coding.

The Coming Week: 
I'm reading two books right now - the third Magnus Chase book and Akata Warrior. Other than that, I will read a few picture books and will be starting The War I Finally Won.

Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2017 - 805/550
(when I made my goal, I didn't know I'd be on a picture book award committee - eek!)
Diversity on the Shelf 2017 - 248/225 (goal = 50% of my books by and/or about POC)
#OwnVoices Challenge - 149/125
#MustReadin2017 - 22/24


  1. Thanks for reminding me about Poet X, Crystal. I'd really like to read that book! And I'd forgotten about the Frederick Douglas bio, too. Looks like a good reading week!

  2. Love your favorites list! Dear Martin and THUG are SO SO SO good!!! And I have They Both Die at the End as my teacher book club book in January :)

    Happy reading this week!

  3. I can't wait for my daughter to receive her book gift copy of When Dimple Met Rishi - looks really nice.

  4. What a great reading week! I wish I had some time off this Christmas so I could catch up on all my reading! ;-)