Monday, February 4, 2013

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

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.

After getting back from ALA Midwinter, I had a super busy week which limited the number of books that I could read.  Here are a few that stood out to me from the past week.


Peace by Wendy Anderson Halperin - I found this title up in Seattle at the Secret Garden Bookstore.  The illustrations are beautiful and the text weaves together. 



Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford - This book is a good one for math fans.  I enjoyed how the author tries to help readers understand the concept of Infinity.



Jacob Lawrence in the City by Susan Goldman Rubin- An interesting board book that looks at various paintings of Jacob Lawrence.



Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon (release date April 16, 2013) - I had an opportunity to see an F&G of this one.  I love this follow-up to Penguin and Pinecone.


So, what are you reading this week?

14 comments:

  1. Such beautiful books! My math partner would like Infinity. I will have to share it with her.

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    1. Gigi I want to share the Infinity book with all my math teacher friends. Hope your teaching partner likes it.

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  2. Peace looks like an amazing book!

    Thanks again for Skyping with my class today! We learned a lot. Even the other teacher in the room (whose class I commandeered) said she thought it was really informative. :)

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    1. Beth - it was fun chatting with your class today and glad that the other teacher also found it informative. :-)

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  3. Jacob Lawrence is one of my favorite artists, but I've never seen that particular book about him and certainly never a board book! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I was a little surprised that it was a board book...but it is kind of cool.

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  4. Penguin! I can't wait to start knitting... you'll have to tell me what happens in the book.

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    1. My understanding is that the 3rd Penguin book will feature knitting again. This one did not have knitting. But really cute story.

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  5. Wow, I didn't know about the Penguin sequel. Plus, I haven't read any of the books you mentioned but they all look great.

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    1. Penguin will have a 3rd book too. How cool is that?!

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  6. penguin on vacation! love penguin. he is so adorable.

    the illustrations for peace and infinity and me look really cool. i will have to check them out.

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