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, May 8, 2017

#IMWAYR May 8, 2017

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. I was thrilled to see my own novel, The Sweet Spot, reviewed on Unleashing Readers on Friday. I started something new on this blog last week. On Tuesdays I will be posting book recommendations from my third graders as part of #BookTalkTuesday. You can see their first suggestions here. I used one of their recommendations and read my first Captain Underpants book this week. Check in tomorrow to see what other kids in my class are reading.

Here's what I read this week:

Picture Book

It was nice to see Lady Pancake and Sit French Toast working together again in The Case of the Stinky Stench. Josh Funk's rhymes along with Brendan Kearney's adorable illustrations makes this book fun for any age. Lots of great new characters to meet in an extension of the previous world. A definite must read.

Middle Grade

I can definitely understand why this series is a favorite in my classroom. Not only does it use potty humor, it also breaks up the prose with comic strips, illustration, and flip-o-rama. 

Young Adult

The third book in Sarah J. Maas's Court of Thorns and Roses didn't disappoint. The book was an exciting conclusion to Feyre's journey. It wrapped up all the story lines and didn't leave any questions - or at least I think it didn't. It felt like the conclusion. But according to Sarah's website and newsletter there are still three more books and two novellas to come. I'm not sure I can wait!


Stacy Barnett Mozer is a third grade teacher and a middle grade author. The Sweet Spot and The Perfect Trip are available now from Spellbound River Press. If you like what she's been reading follow her on Goodreads. Please leave a comment below. It's Monday, what are you reading?


  1. I am reading ACOWAR right now, but I try not to read more than a chapter at a time, I don't want it to end!!
    Loved Stinky Stench :)

  2. I'm looking forward to The Case of the Stinky Stench. So many people really love Sarah Mass. I can see that I might have to give her another try.

  3. ACOWAR just seems to be everywhere this week!!

  4. Josh Funk is a local author here in Boston and we are looking forward to reading The Case of the Stinky Stench

  5. More love for Sarah Maas! Will have to crack open her books soonest!


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