It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


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I’m loving Book A Day! What a challenge. Thank goodness for picture books! It took me a couple of days to read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and in the meantime I read a bunch of picture books, including:


IMWAYR goodreads


On Saturday, I took my kids to the library, and read a bunch of picture books, and it took me back in time to when I had time like that. In college, during my Language and Literacy block, I did so much reading. I lived and breathed children’s literature that semester and I loved the feeling of sitting in the library or at the book store and just reading! I loved the feeling of really getting to know authors and books and feeling connected to it all. It wasn’t quite the same with my own children there, but it was nice nonetheless. I’m on a mission this summer to find more picture books to use in my classroom mini lessons. Among other things, I want to find a picture book in as many genres as possible to start the year. I’m taking suggestions!

I’m also just getting to know goodreads (I know I’m late in the game here.) I have used it before, but (not unlike my students…) logging and reviewing the books I’ve read hasn’t really been a habit. Ok, it hasn’t been a habit at all. But, with the app’s ability to scan the isbn… it is working better for me. I’m still learning though…

Next up? I don’t know. I’m thinking I will dig into one of my professional books in my TBR pile… decisions decisions. My daughter’s TBR pile is also calling my name, though… she’s got some good titles!


What are you reading?

3 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. Ok, so Ona, you have so much great stuff on your blog, I could just spend an entire day reading and branching off to all your links. I love the book a day idea, but how the heck do you do that?? Thanks for all the great ideas!

  2. Hiya! This is Ben’s mom–you read my slice from today, 22 July. But I saw this and wanted to share my children’s book blog I’ve been reviewing books for over 5 years and have them organized by subject and age and field trip and…you might find some new books for your kids, both at home and in your class. 🙂

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