Monday, July 2, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 7/2/18

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 an adult book I read/am reading into this post. 

Book Mail 
I won a copy of Love Scene, Take 2. I've read that a lot of people who read this book binged it in a day so I am excited to get started on it. 

Picture Books 

We read this whole stack of Dragon books.  I do love a good theme and dragons seem to be our next theme.  You can read about our last theme on Vikings here. A dragon book round up will be coming in the next few weeks. 

L.T and I read Fairytales for Mr. Barker.  I picked this book because Each Peach Pear Plum written by  Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Janet Ahlberg is one of my favorite children's books, so when I found out that their daughter Jessica Ahlberg was following in their footsteps I had to read it.

 Chapter Books   

C Bear and I are still reading Thunder Girls Freya & the Magic Jewel .  There are no pictures to break up the chapter so I feel like it's not keeping his interest as much as other books.  Hopefully we will finish this book over the next couple of days.  

Adult Books  

I need help deciding what to read after I finish Love Scene, Take Two.  It's between 


Have you read either of these?  

Happy Reading!


  1. Welcome to IMWAYR! I have not yet read Fairytales for Mr. Barker, but I love to hear that their daughter shares their talent and is following the same passion. I wish I could help out with your adult book decision, but I've not yet read either of the contenders. Hope you have a wonderful reading week, Sara!

    1. Thanks 2Shaye! I started The Story Of Our Lives and only 2 chapters in and I'm not loving it. I am going to read a few more chapters and see if it interests me more.

  2. How cool is it that Jessica Ahlberg is following her parents. We have Each Peach Pear Plum on our granddaughter's shelf, but she hasn't taken to it yet.

    1. My youngest son didn't love Each Peach Pear Plum as much as his older brother did. Both boys adored The Jolly Postman. We've read that book at least 100 times.

  3. I read Each Peach Pear Plum to my two kids so many times I might still be able to recite it. Good times reading that book. I had no idea they had a daughter writing books. I might have to check that one out.
    I understand the early chapter without pictures not getting as much love too. I really appreciate having fun illustrations and a fast paced plot when reading with my youngest. Thanks for the post!

    1. Yes to fast plot and fun illustrations! I am actually enjoying the plot of Freya a lot, but I think the addition of illustrations would keep him a bit more interested. The issue is he can read well above his grade level (and comprehend it), but he would rather read below his grade level and have an easier book that he can read quickly and that has some sort of pictures.

  4. Welcome to IMWAYR! :) Thank you for linking up! I haven't read any of the ones you highlighted, but I saw some dragon favorites in that pile!

    Happy reading this week! -Kellee :)

  5. Your dragon phase reminded me of a curated set of dragon books I shared a few years back which I invite you to check out:
    Cowell's The (In)Complete Book of Dragons is one you need to check out. :)


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