This is the blog of children's book author and third grade teacher, Stacy Barnett Mozer. I blog about my own writing journey, the journey of other kidlit authors, my classroom, and talk about books. Thanks for stopping by. Your thoughts are always welcome (and encouraged).

Monday, September 5, 2016

#IMWAYR, September 5, 2016

Each week I join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers to share all of the reading I've done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. #IMWAYR

On Thursday I welcomed my new students to my classroom. I have 24 third graders excited to get started sharing their books.  

Here are some highlights from their first visit to our school library. I asked them to share their thoughts on why they picked the book.

Each week I will chose some more to share. My class is also participating in #Classroombookaday so make sure to check that out on Twitter. 

Here's what I read this week:

Picture Books

You can't read this book aloud without finding your little red chicken voice. I loved the relationship between the little chicken and his dad, the connection to fairy tales, and the way the little chicken summed up the most important parts of each story in his very unique way.


If you like my reading choices, you can check out all the books I've read on Goodreads and please leave a comment below. 


  1. OMG, that is so adorable! I think I will have my fiction writing students participate in the meme next semester. It won't be as cute as your wall of student book choices, but it'll warm my heart.

  2. Love the way you got to know your students on the first day they visited the library. Such a wonderful way to connect with students and to show them that they can share their thoughts with others.

  3. This is a very sweet idea - I love how your students are participating in this meme. I agree with you about Interupting chicken and finding your voice!

  4. I LOVE THIS! LOVE THIS! Want all the teachers at my school to do this.

  5. Thanks so much. If you want to use the bookmarks, I have them on Drive: http://tinyurl.com/hkrny9a

  6. Ooolala. How awesome to have those It's Monday reading widget being filled out by students. :)

  7. Oh wow! I LOVE your "It's Monday" and why did you choose to read this book. Terrific!


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