It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kid lit focus. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kid lit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.
Since this past week was the first week back from vacation, my list is a bit short. Check out the posts on Tuesday and Wednesday for additional titles. Here is what jumped out of the pile this week...
Ghost by Jason Reynolds (Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016) - I had heard so many things about this book and about the audio which won an Odyssey Honor Award. The audiobook was fabulous and so glad that Reynolds is writing for Middle Grade readers.
Real Friends by Shannon Hale (First Second, May 2, 2017) - Fans of SMILE or EL DEAFO will enjoy this memoir graphic novel by author Shannon Hale. The focus on first friendships will resonate with many readers.
Our Story Begins: Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, And Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids. by Elissa Brent Weissman (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, July 4, 2017) - Twenty-six unique reflections by kid lit authors and illustrators. I will be sharing more on this later in the week.
Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories by Jack Gantos (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, August 29, 2017) - This book in some ways pairs nicely with the previous title. I will be sharing more on this one also later this week.
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So, what are you reading?