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 26, 2016

#IMWAYR September 26, 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.

Here's what I read this week:

Middle Grade

I've put off reading this book because I was afraid it would somehow diminish the experience of reading the series. It started slow, but as the situation unfolded and the past unraveled, I found myself completely lost in the world I know and love.

I'm not sure if this book would be considered middle grade or YA, but it is an enjoyable tale of mistaken identities and magic. It's a prince(ss) and the pauper set in Tsar Russia with Baba Yaga, a talking cat, an unusual home, and a magic bird and egg.

Young Adult

I enjoyed this book's unusual story telling style. It truly is a character driven coming of age story - just don't trust everything the character has to say.

When a land that bans magic is attacked by a giant beast, the princess must agree to marry a hunter to ensure her kingdom is safe. She never expected to fall in love with the one hunter that cannot win.


If you like my reading choices, you can check out all the books I've read on Goodreads and please leave a comment below. I will be sharing student reads later in the day.


  1. I know a lot of people who've been hesitant to read the new Harry Potter script - I think it's like when a favourite TV series gets a new season, or a favourite movie gets a long-awaited sequel - such a mixture of hope and fear of being disappointed!

  2. You've made me want to read that new Harry Potter, & I'd forgotten about Egg & Spoon, a good read! Thanks!

  3. It was cool to hear Gregory Maguire speak a few years ago. It was for After Alice but, thankfully, he talked about Wicked also!

  4. I have added Egg and Spoon to my list. I am also interested in Character Driven.

  5. We felt the same way about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It was so nice to be back with some of our favorite characters.

  6. My first Gregory Maguire was Wicked (after watching the play in San Francisco) - big mistake, I think. It didn't resonate with me at the time, but I did purchase all his other novels, and hoping that it'll get better with the other titles.


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