Monday, June 25, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA (28)

It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Jen & Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts have adapted this to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.

The last few days I have been at ALA with friends.  It has been a fantastic experience.  I have been reading a lot of F & G's (folded & gathered) for new picture books and though they have been wonderful to read, I hate to list so many books that won't be out for 4 months in this week's post.  However, I have to mention at least a few. 

Here are some favorites from this past week:




What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot by Michelle Robinson; Illustrated by Peter Reynolds; Release Date July 2012.  - A hint of "If you give a mouse a cookie" in this book.  Love the Peter Reynolds' illustrations.


Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta; Illustrated by Ed Young; Release Date: September 2012 - Love the mixed media illustrations and the twist at the end.


Penny and Her Doll by Kevin Henkes; Release date August 2012 - This is a follow-up to Penny and Her Song which is more early reader than picture book. 

So, what will you be reading this week?

Here are two of the many titles that I picked up at ALA annual conference that I can't wait to read this week.




Drama by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic; September 1, 2012) - The much awaited next graphic novel from Telgemeier. 



Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride  (Henry Holt; September 18, 2012)




14 comments:

  1. So jealous that you got to go to ALA!! All of the picture books look great. It's going to be an expensive late summer/fall for me with all the books coming out!

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    1. Stacey - ALA was a blast and getting to see all the upcoming titles was so fun.

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  2. I really want to go next time. I need to get some of my other media people from where I am interested. I hate traveling alone that far away from home!

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    1. I don't mind traveling alone when I know I will have people to spend time with at the event. But since this was close to home, I knew tons of people. :-)

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  3. What To Do... and Nighttime Ninja look so cute! I loved following everyone's adventures at ALA. I am going to NCTE for the first time in November, and I can't wait!

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  4. You can never go wrong with Kevin Henkes. I haven't been disappointed with anything I've ever picked up. Chrysanthemum remains my favorite, though :) I added What to Do... to my TBR pile. I think my Preschooler and I will enjoy this one!

    Maria @novalibrarymom.com

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    1. I think What to Do... is going to be a fun read aloud when it comes out. Hope your preschooler likes it.

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  5. Drama is so good!!! Enjoy!!!
    I didn't know the picture books *off to goodreads*

    Happy reading this week! :)

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    1. Kellee - I feel like I am always "off to goodreads" - too many books and not enough time. :-)

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  6. So good to see you again at ALA! I'm sad I missed some of these picture books, especially the new one with Peter Reynolds. I'll have to look for it because I love his illustrations and the story looks adorable.

    Get some rest now that ALA is all wrapped up! Thanks again for the encouragement with Nerdy Book Club! I'm definitely going to give it a shot. :o)

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    1. A bunch of the F&G's were from Penguin and I read them while I was waiting for Adam Gidwitz's signing. A fun way to pass the time.

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  7. I need to look up the Penny books. I have a niece named Penny. She's not quite six months old but hey ... my sis and b-i-l are raising her right! Her sister Winnie just got her first library card and they had to text me a picture. <3
    I got to go to ALA when it was in DC. It was awesome. Need to make it back to TLA, too. Certain former administrators would not let me go, even when it was IN TOWN. #kindoflame #shouldnothaveaskedfirst Went to TCEA this year and while the tech is fun I MISSED THE BOOKS!

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    1. The Penny books are early readers but really cute. You need to come to ALA at some point again. It was great seeing everyone.

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