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What Are You Reading? (108) #IMWAYR – August 17, 2014

17 Aug
Thanks to Book Journey for starting this whole thing!

Thanks to Book Journey for starting this whole thing!

Thanks also to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!

Thanks also to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!

Please like The Chronicles Of A Children's Book Writer Facebook page!

Please like The Chronicles Of A Children’s Book Writer Facebook page!

If you’re on Twitter, don’t forget to use the hashtag #IMWAYR when sharing your link!

This week, I posted:

-Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday: Read my reviews for:

-Celebrate This Week Despite all the gloom and doom and bleakness in the news and what’s happening in the world, I found some moments to celebrate! And, read my review for:

Jackaby by William Ritter [***]

Jackaby by William Ritter [***]

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd [**]

Flashlight by Lizi Boyd [**]


Check this blog’s Facebook page for my review!


I don’t know why I keep reading the BabyLit board books since the novelty has worn off. The appeal that has made them unique and delightful now seem redundant!

What If...? by Anthony Browne [**]- What If tells the story of a boy's anxiety with attending his first party. His mom tries to calm him down as he imagines silly scenarios.

What If…? by Anthony Browne [**]- What If tells the story of a boy’s anxiety with attending his first party. His mom tries to calm him down as he imagines silly scenarios.

Work: An Occupational ABC by Kellen Hatanaka [**]- Lots of puns in this alphabet book with a brief description of what each job does in the back.

Work: An Occupational ABC by Kellen Hatanaka [**]- Lots of puns in this alphabet book with a brief description of what each job does in the back.

Symphony City by Amy Martin [***]- A girl discovers how music is everywhere and can transform life's dull days to a symphony of sounds. The illustrations are wonderful!

Symphony City by Amy Martin [***]- A girl discovers how music is everywhere and can transform life’s dull days to a symphony of sounds. The illustrations are wonderful!


Expect reviews for these books during my Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge posts this upcoming week:

Rating Scale
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
***= Recommended
****= Highly Recommended
*****= Favorite

I want to finish reading The Great Green Heist by Varian Johnson before we have our Educator Night at work on Wednesday. Then, I have to read Wings of Fire #1: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland (also for work) by next Wednesday’s Family Book Club. Plus, I have 3 other books I’ve started!

Have a great reading week!

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11 responses to “What Are You Reading? (108) #IMWAYR – August 17, 2014

  1. msyingling

    August 18, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Jackaby looks interesting. My students love anything that’s creepy, and I love anything set in London!

     
  2. Linda Baie

    August 18, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Will look for Jackaby and Symphony City, Earl. The books like The Slug look like both fun and interesting. I know kids will love them. Have a good week!

     
  3. Michele

    August 18, 2014 at 6:30 am

    I really liked Flashlight. It’s one I need to go back for a reread, I don’t think I got everything the first time around.
    I really liked Heist. I had a few issues with it, I’ll be looking forward to your review.
    I’ll also be looking for your Wed review. I really like the the 2 series books but the other PB will be new!

     
  4. thelogonauts

    August 18, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Curious as to what you think about Wings of Fire – it started making its way around the boys in my room right at the end of the year.

     
  5. The Styling Librarian

    August 18, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Symphony City looks fantastic… Good luck with your ambitious reading this week… :)

     
  6. Elisabeth Ellington

    August 18, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I haven’t seen the BabyLit Board books–will have to look at one to see what it’s all about. The covers do appeal to me. Heist is in my stack… along with 5 million other books. But I would like to get to it soon so that I can booktalk in my classes.

     
  7. Beth Shaum (@BethShaum)

    August 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I went to go put SYMPHONY CITY on my to-read list only to realize it was already there. That’s what happens when you have a ridiculously large TBR pile – you forget what’s on it. :p

     
  8. Andrea Payan (@payanar)

    August 18, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    What If and Symphony City both sound interesting. I’ll be adding them to the TBR list. Have a good reading week!

     
  9. Kellee Moye (@kelleemoye)

    August 18, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    The BabyLit books aren’t as awesome as I thinkt hey could be, so I completely understand giving them one star.
    The Slug looks very funny–will check out your review on Wednesday.

    Happy reading this week! :)

     
  10. Ricki Ginsberg

    August 18, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I hadn’t heard of Jackaby, and the cover is so enticing. I love creepy books like this. I’ll have to add it to my list. Thank you for sharing!

     
  11. Myra GB

    August 18, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I like pun-filled ABCs, so will be on the lookout for this unique title. Anthony Browne is a favourite – this particular title that you shared has a wistful element to it, and a very surreal-nightly quality – I read it a few months back. Symphony City looks great too, thanks for sharing! :)

     

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