Sunday, November 11, 2018

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.

The Past Week on the Blog:

The Past Week in Books: 

Bigger! Bigger! by Leslie Petricelli is a fun building book.  A Parade of Elephants is cute and is surprisingly a bedtime book. Kevin Henkes has such relatable books even when they are filled with elephants. "Fall in Line, Holden" is by Daniel Vandever and looks at individuality and opens up discussion about the boarding school era in Indigenous history. We All Count: A Book of Cree Numbers: is a great Julie Flett book I read with a few grades for Global Read Aloud. We went on to count in English, Hmong and Spanish. When we read You Hold Me Up earlier in October, we started making the video below. I finally got the clips edited together from volunteers from about eight different classes.

Velva Jean Learns to Drive is an adult historical fiction title I read for book club. It was an interesting story of a family living in the Appalachian Mountains. It was not a bad read, but I won't continue the series as I have too many books to read and not enough time. All That I Can Fix was on my MustReadin2018 list. It was an interesting look at family dynamics when a parent has depression. 

The Coming Week: I'm still reading Being the Change and The Complete Stories by Zora Neale Hurston. I have Binti and Voices in the Air checked out so may get to them this week.

Reading Challenge Updates: 
Goodreads Challenge 2018 - 640/800
Diversity on the Shelf 2018 - 190/300
#MustReadin2018 - 22/30


  1. That video is just so precious!
    I've put a hold on Bigger! Bigger! to read with my granddaughter. We are fans of Leslie Petricelli so I'm excited about it. Also, I'm hoping Ada will realize that bricks are also for building up, not just for knocking over...

  2. That was such a lovely video, Crystal! I also enjoyed reading your full review of Bruja Born. I've been curious about the Brooklyn Brujas series, so this is helpful. Have a wonderful week!

  3. I like the look of Bruja Born! :) Loved the video! :)