It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 2/11/19

On the blog: A slice about the ALA Youth Media Awards announcements In reading: I’ve been busy reading Newberys this week, as I hadn’t read the winner or two (only two?!) honor books. First up was the gold medal winner, Merci Suarez Changes Gears, which has been sitting on my shelf unread since it was…

Top Ten Newberys I’ve Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Normally on the day after the ALA Youth Media Awards announcements, I’m organizing my reading for the month to come, planning to catch up on winning titles that I missed. Especially the Newbery. I often criticize the Newbery for its predictable choices and lack of…

1947 Newbery: Miss Hickory

DO NOT READ THIS BOOK TO CHILDREN! That’s my main take-away from Miss Hickory. I would really like to sum up my review in three words: what Kindertrauma said. Because there’s this awesome blog called Kindertrauma: Your Happy Childhood Ends Here, and their reviewer expresses every single thought that went through my mind as I…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/30/13

Visit Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to participate in the weekly kidlit meme and see what others are reading. This week on my blog, I posted my usual Sunday feature, links to what I’ve been reading online. I shared some very lovely photos of Frances, who is possibly the world’s most adorable kitten (as well…

Final Musings on M.C. Higgins

I enjoy watching the Newbery video conversations Mr. Sharp and Mr. Schu have as they read their way through all the Newbery winners. Mr. Schu called M.C. Higgins the Great the hardest Newbery they’ve read in awhile. Mostly, I love his one-sentence review: “Mr. Schu says blah about M.C. Higgins the Great.” For much of…