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 now...you 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.
Last Week in Books:
The Joyful Book wasn't my favorite Todd Parr book, but it was okay. I really enjoyed Sunflower Lion. It's clever and Henkes made a picture book a chapter book. I think that was fun. Gurple and Preen was just as silly and fun as I had anticipated. The Oboe Goes Boom Boom Boom is a creative way to add some humor to learning about the instruments. Nina Soni Sister Fixer was a cute sibling early chapter book. I liked the first Nina Soni book better, but this one was still nice. Joey is a picture book biography of Joe Biden that is pretty glowing, but it really spends a lot of time on his childhood and it was nice to find out more about that part of his life. The Wedding Party was another hilarious romance from Jasmine Guillory and I needed that escapism after finding out we had three two school days to prepare to go back face to face. Eek. Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice was actually written and in the publishing process prior to her becoming the VP pick for Biden. It is certainly timely. I liked the emphasis again on the younger years in this picture book biography. Land of Cranes is a middle grade novel in verse about a family that has been separated due to immigration complications. The young girl and her mother are essentially in a cage near the border and the father has been deported already. It's hard to read knowing there are children right now who are not with their families. From You to Me is a middle grade novel that deals with grief in a family and also friendship and more. I'm writing quickly and heading to bed before what feels like the first day of school. It's exciting and nerve wracking just like first days always are, but there's an extra level of stress. It's will be an interesting week.
The Coming Week:
I started reading Three Keys (loving it) and am still reading The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde. Have a great week!
Reading Challenge Updates:
Goodreads Challenge 2019 - 498/500