It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/7/18

On the blog: A conclusion to Poetry Writing Month with “What a Poem Needs” A slice about What’s in My Notebook My Children’s Literature students shared their Top 10 lists for the semester A reflection on what those pre-service teachers in Children’s Literature learned Another winning middle-grade novel from Erin Entrada Kelly, You Go First…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/23/18

Katie O’Neill’s graphic novel, The Tea Dragon Society, was the best book I read this week. Blacksmith apprentice Greta is a bit cranky about having to learn the dying art of blacksmithing when no one even uses swords anymore. But then she rescues a lost tea dragon, returns him to his owner, and discovers that…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/16/18

The blog has been busy with poems this week, as I continue to attempt the National Poetry Writing Month Challenge. If you’d like a chance to win a copy of Karen Benke’s Rip the Page!, a inspirational creative writing guide, just comment on the Juxtaposition poem inspired by one of her exercises. I’ll draw a…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/2/18

It’s been so long since I’ve done a Monday post, I just might have forgotten how. And I have read so much and done a terrible job keeping track of my reading. The spiral notebook I’ve kept since 2000 (and a different notebook before that) listing all the books I finish has no entries since…