Monday, January 28, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA - 1/28/13

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.

I am calling this the ALA Midwinter '13 edition of What Are You Reading? Here's what I found at ALA this past weekend:

Exclamation Mark! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld (Scholastic, March 2013) - Simple yet amazing!!!

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt; Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Penguin, July 2013) - Fantastic story by Daywalt and the illustrations by the talented Jeffers just bring this one more meaning.  A must read!

This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration by Jacqueline Woodson; Illustrated by James Ransome (Penguin, August 2013)

Like Bug Juice on a Burger by Julie Sternberg; Illustrated by Matthew Cordell (Amulet, April 2013) - Look, the sequel for Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie is coming.  Yay! 

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge (Amulet, April 2013) - I loved Gulledge's first book Page by Paige and I am excited to see that she has a new one that will be out this spring.  The illustrations are so filled with meaning. 

There is so much more to share but I do hope this gets you excited about what is coming out this spring.

So, what are you reading?


  1. I am really interested in Exclamation Mark. I enjoyed the "Bug Juice" book also.

  2. I picked up an ARC of Exclamation Mark from NCTE 2012 and just found it today in some random bag. Will be reading that one soon myself.

    I'm excited to see another book Laura Lee Gulledge! The copy I have of Page by Paige never collects dust in our classroom library. And looking forward to the new one by Jacqueline Woodson. Great reads this week!

  3. So many new books! Can't wait to try them out as well. :)