Sunday, March 1, 2020

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 go to my Goodreads account, you can see what I have read recently & click on the books to learn more.

On the Blog:

Last week in books:

Magination Press sent me a few books to preview. There were a few standouts that revolved around families. My Maddy opens with the explanation that most Mommies are girls and most daddies are boys, but lots of parents are neither. The term maddy is a combination of the words mommy and daddy that may be used with parents who are nonbinary. It's a lovely book by Gayle Pitman, the author of This Day in June

Another nice one was Accordionly (April, 2020). It features a child with two grandfathers who play the accordion. Music is the way they communicate with each other since one speaks German and the other speaks Spanish. Finally, Papa, Daddy, and Riley (May, 2020) is another sweet book about family. 
Song of the Crimson Flower is a sweet tale of love and magic. It's part of a duology, but it seemed like it could be a stand-a-lone. I didn't feel lost or anything and I didn't know it was a companion book until I was finished reading. The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters was a lively story of sisters traveling together in India following the death of their mother. It has both humor and grief. 

I read many other picture books too.

The Coming Week:
I just downloaded a few more books from and plan to listen to those and I have another stack of picture books to read this week. Have a good week full of reading.

Reading Challenge Updates: 
#MustReadin2020 - 12/36
#YARC2020 - 15/55


  1. I did the same thing with Song of the Crimson Flower -- didn't realize it was part of a duology until after I started it. But it totally works well as a stand-a-lone. I'll be on the lookout for the picture books you mentioned, too, Crystal. Thanks for sharing them!

  2. Will look for b. book and Me, Crystal, and love hearing about those picture books. Thanks!

  3. I like that term, Maddy. Now we need a word to use with students to describe those who don't want to be defined as girl or boy! birl? goy?