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Monday, June 25, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading 6/25/2018 #imwayr



This is my first time linking  up with Kelly Moye of Unleashing Readers and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts, It's Monday! What Are You Reading?  I know this is supposed to have a kidlit focus, but I am going to sneak in two adult books I read/am reading into this post. 




Happy Mail 

I had won a blog giveaway that included all the Mo Willems books in this pic.  I am so excited to read these with L.T. and a book review will hopefully be up on the blog in the next week or two.





Picture Books

L.T. and I have been reading a bunch of books with Vikings as the theme and the standout for us has been Hack and Whack




 There is something about these redheaded siblings that L.T. just loves (fellow gingers unite).  There is very little text on each page so this is a book where the pictures really tell the story.  A post about some of the Viking picture books we enjoyed will be up this week.

This week we were introduced to the awesomeness of Josh Funk.  I am thrilled to see L.T. like a book so much.  Here's the deal with L.T. he doesn't really like to sit and be read to.  There are so many other mischievous things he could be doing, but when he falls for a book (ex: I Love You Stinky Face, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie) he falls hard.  



And we have fallen hard for Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast. It's pretty much all he wants to read.  I am glad that I was able to get the second book in the series out of the library so I can rotate the two books. 






Chapter Books

As for C. Bear we are focusing on Nordic tales for the first half of summer.  I'm starting with Thunder Girls Freya and the Magic Jewel.  I know this book is geared towards girls but he is familiar with Freya from Thor so I am hoping that he will get into this.

Adult Lit 

I read The High Season by Judy Blundell in two days.  The book takes place in the North Fork of Long Island ( a place I'm familiar with)  where the town has been able to retain it's charm and farm stands unlike the nearby Hamptons which are filled with the rich and famous.   There is work drama, love drama and just all sorts of drama. It was one of those books that I wanted to know what happened so I stayed up way to late just to finish the book.


I am currently reading My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan.  I have heard such good things about this book and so I am excited to see if it lives up to the hype. I'm just a few chapters in and so far I really like it. 


What books are you excited to read this summer?

10 comments:

  1. So glad to hear you've fallen in love with Josh Funk's work. It's so fun when the Littles fall for a book. Speaking of... I've lost count of how many times I've read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie JUST THIS WEEK. So how funny that you mentioned that title. LOL Vikings sounds like a fun theme. Looking forward to hearing more about what you enjoyed most. Have a wonderful reading week, Sara!

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    1. I know we read L.T.'s favorite books over and over that I am always trying to find a new book that he will like. Thanks for stopping by 2Shaye!

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  2. Congratulations on your Mo Willems book prize! How exciting! I love Josh Funk's Lady Pancake series. Such funny story telling in rhyme. Have a great week!

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    1. I was super excited to win the Mo Willems prize! I can already tell the cookie fiasco book is going to be a big hit. Thanks for stopping by Jana!

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    1. Yes I was doing a happy dance when I found out I won the Mo Willems book prize!!

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  4. Welcome to #IMWAYR and congratulations on winning the blog giveaway. Great books! I completely get what you are talking about when you say L.T. doesn't really like to sit and be read to. My 1 year old granddaughter has to be very tired, or the book has to be full of animals that I make the sound of just to keep her interest.

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    1. I am loving this linkup! I have added so many books to my TBR list just from reading every one's posts. Yes reading to L.T. is a challenge and he is much more engaged if it's rhyming or there are interesting pictures. Thanks for stopping by Cheriee!

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  5. Bookmails are the best - especially the ones won from contests! :) I am expecting a few books myself in the coming weeks, definitely something to look forward to. Plus, Mo Willems! Love. :) I've been meaning to find the Josh Funk books, but they are so extremely popular in our libraries, I never chance upon them. Have a great reading week! - Myra (GatheringBooks)

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    1. Oh yes my favorite book mail is the free kind!! Our library didn't have the second Josh Funk book I had to put it on hold, but only had to wait like a week so it wasn't too bad. The third book comes out in August and I am going to pre-order it so I know we can get it right away. Thanks for stopping by Rhoda!

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