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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, October 24, 2016

#IMWAYR October 24, 2016


Each week I try to 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. It's #IMWAYR.

Here's what I read during the last two weeks:


Middle Grade


George has always been sneaky but when he is kidnapped and taken to a secret school for crooks he realizes the life of an evil doer may not be for him. 



Imagine a world where every myth and legend we know is part of our world. How would that change the way we live? My Diary from the Edge of the World is a high stakes story that takes place in this kind of alternate universe.


Young Adult





The newest Throne of Glass story brings together most of the previous characters in a nail biting continuation to their journey. I will be anxiously waiting for book six.



I don't often enjoy political mystery thrillers, but this series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is definitely worth reading. It's Scandal for Tweens.



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If you like my reading choices, you can check out all the books I've read on Goodreads and please leave a comment below. It's Monday, what have you been reading?

Monday, October 10, 2016

#IMWAYR October 10, 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. It's #IMWAYR.

My class has spent their time noticing, wondering, and thinking about their books. Here's a few of the things they noticed last week.







Here's what I read this week:


Middle Grade


This fun fractured, contemporary, post Snow White story explores beauty and what it really means to be the fairest of them all.



Young Adult



This sequel to Six of Crows was even better than the first book. I love these characters because even though they seem ruthless, they all have incredibly large hearts. I hope there will be a third.



Adult


I hardly ever read adult books but everyone's been talking about this one so I decided to try it. Honest, I didn't find it lived up to the hype. The characters were flat and the women had incredibly low self-esteem. I think I'll stick to kidlit.



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