IMWAYR: Book Mail!

IMWAYR: Three Book BirthdayS

I’m exhausted after a long “first day back to school” — but I’m lucky. I came home to Book Birthday celebrations! Happy Book Birthday, Kwame Alexander, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia!

IMWAYR: Nonfiction and Banned Books

There’s so much to read right now! Last week, I read a bunch of nonfiction picture books — I just LOVE picture books! I’m also celebrating Banned Books Week — Look for my “Banned Books Focus” posts this week. I’m still reading Turning Point… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Nonfiction and Banned Books”

IMWAYR: Hispanic Heritage Month

I fell behind again in my reading life. There’s school, committee meetings, virtual events, and camping to do before I go back to in-person school, so my own reading took a back seat last week. I finished My Life in the Fish Tank by Barbara… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Hispanic Heritage Month”

IMWAYR: Exciting New Books Coming Soon!

After a long day, I had a grand opportunity to see Paula Chase, in conversation with Renee Watson, thanks to Brain Lair Books virtual events! Thank you, Kathy Burnette, for hosting a fabulous chat! There are many new books coming out this week, and… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Exciting New Books Coming Soon!”

IMWAYR: Reading for School and Home

I am reading for school and home purposes this week. I finished… I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes. What joy! I recommend this for every reader, young and old! Amazing and inspiring! Flamer by Mike Curato. FIRE! Flamer is going to win… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Reading for School and Home”

IMWAYR: BIG Book Birthday Week!

This week is a BIG Book Birthday Week! I’m looking forward to so many new books that release on September 1, 2020. These are just some of the newly published books I will read…     It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: BIG Book Birthday Week!”

IMWAYR: First Days of School Picture Books

I made it through the first few days of school (teachers are in the buildings while students are remote learning). I’m exhausted! I did manage to gather and re-read picture books for read alouds and mentor texts for this first quarter. One special new… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: First Days of School Picture Books”

IMWAYR: Several Ways to Read

There are several ways to read and last week I tried audiobooks. This week I’m hitting my NetGalley TBR list and revisiting a favorite character with a new story. On NetGalley (Thank you for the approval, Delacorte Press.): The Assignment by Lisa M. Wiemer… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: Several Ways to Read”

IMWAYR: “Summertime Fun” Reads

I’m listening to books in an attempt to jump on the audiobooks bandwagon. I still love my paper and binding books, and I’m not really into the audio format…yet, but these books were fun: You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson… Continue Reading “IMWAYR: “Summertime Fun” Reads”