Monday, December 23, 2013

It's Monday! What are you reading? - From Picture Books to YA - 12/23/13

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

Here's what jumped out of the stack this past week...


Water Can Be... by Laurie Purdie Salas (Millbrook Press, April 1, 2014) - This follow up to A Leaf Can Be... is just as charming.  Put it on your "to-read" list for 2014.


Tea Party Rules by Ame Dyckman; Illustrated by K.G. Campbell (Viking Juvenile, October 3, 2013) - I finally found a copy of Ame's new book.  What a fun story, and I love bears.

 
Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue by Naoko Stoop (November 5, 2013, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) - For fans of the Red Knit Cap Girl, she is back and this time comes to the aid of a polar bear cub.


A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion, May 21, 2013) - I somehow missed this book when it came out earlier in the year but finally corrected that oversight.



Poppy the Pirate Dog by Liz Kessler; Illustrated by Mike Phillips (Candlewick Press, Auugust 27, 2013) - I always have my eye out for early readers.  This one was on the holiday recommendation table at Vroman's. It's a cute story.


Bink and Gollie: Best Friends Forever by Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee; Illustrated by Tony Fucile (Candlewick, April 23, 2013) - I had this on my radar earlier in the year and somehow missed it when it came out.  I had to buy it when I was hanging out at Vroman's this past week. And though I love Book 2 the best, I still adore Bink and Gollie.


Stop by later this week for my Nonfiction Picture Book 2013 wrap-up and see some of the titles I have been reading.

So, what are you reading?

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing Poppy the Pirate Dog. I too am always looking for great early reader titles for my readers growing their independence. This looks sweet. Love the cover of this new Red Knit Cap Girl.

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  2. I read TEA PARTY RULES this week too. :) Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family in CT!

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  3. I spy some Nerdy nominees! Can't wait for the final list of winners! Have a great holiday Alyson.

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  4. I can't wait to see all of the posts on the Nerdy winners. Have a great holiday Gigi

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  5. Have a wonderful Christmas Beth. :-)

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  6. The Red Knit Cap Girl is a fun book. And I love finding enjoyable early readers.

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  7. Like you, I am always on the lookout for titles for early readers. Thanks for sharing Poppy and the Pirate Dog!

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  8. Hi there Alyson, the Bink & Gollie book caught my eye. Haven't read any book from the series yet, but it looks really inviting, so I'd try to find that one. Hope you had a great Christmas! Greetings all the way from Singapore! :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing Water Can Be..., and in such great company. Love these books except the two I will now add to my TBR list. Thank you for the recommendations!

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  10. Laura - Thanks for stopping by. And I love Water Can Be...

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  11. Bink and Gollie is great! I still love the 2nd one best but the whole series is great. Hope you are having a great holiday season in Singapore!

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  12. Annie - I never seem to find the best new early readers without recommendations. Enjoy!

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