It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 7/20/18

#IMWAYR The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about some adult fiction books as well. Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other Kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR piles. ____________________ Board Books La Catrina: Emotions – Emociones by Patty Rodriguez & Ariana Stein Lil’ Libros, 2017 We. loved. this. book. The illustrations are so bright and wonderful. Each page has an emotion in both Spanish and English. In the 3 … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 7/20/18

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6/11/18

The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about some adult fiction books as well. Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other Kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR piles. ____________________ Picture Book Maurice the Unbeastly written by Amy Dixon illustrated by Karl James Mountford Sterling Children’s Books, 2017 I absolutely love this picture book. It is funny and heartfelt and just great. Both of my kids sat through multiple readings. Mountford’s … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6/11/18

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 1/15/2018

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well. Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          Picture Books  Carnivores written by Aaron Reynolds illustrated by Dan Santat   I love this book. The cover is so creative and the illustrations are great. The story … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 1/15/2018

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 1/8/2018

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well.   Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          Happy 2018! I hope that it has started off well for you. If you’d like to see a recap of some of my favorite books from 2017, … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 1/8/2018

2017 Reading in Review

I cannot believe that 2017 passed so quickly! I always enjoy looking back at all the books that I read and sharing my favorites. I am super proud to say that I accomplished almost all of my reading goals for the year. Here’s a recap: 2017 Goals: Read 52 books total – Completed 53 NOT including all the picture books I read Read 4 nonfiction books – I did complete 3 though, which is 300% more than in 2016 Read 8 graphic novels – Crushed this one with 11 total Read 4 books in genres that I do not usually read – a … Continue reading 2017 Reading in Review

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/13/17

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well.   Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          Board Books Baby Loves Quantum Physics! written by Ruth Spire illustrated b Irene Chan I really enjoy these “Baby Loves” books. If you would have told me … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/13/17

The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen – Short Story Collection Review

The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen with introduction by Holly Black I received and ARC of this book to review At a Glance Genre(s)/Categories: Adult fantasy, short story collection, fairy tales Plot: In this short story collection, readers are swept away with familiar characters to re-imagined lands and tales. Wendy leads a labor strike in Neverland. Dorothy learns to tightrope walk. And Emily Dickinson travels the stars.  This collection of 10 stories is mesmerizing at every page turn. Pros: I love fairy tales re-imagined and this collection is fantastic. Every story is accompanied by an author’s note and a poem … Continue reading The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen – Short Story Collection Review