It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers have adapted it to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.
It has been over a month since I have been able to do a "What are you reading?" blog post. I was lamenting with Kellee Moye about how busy it has been this fall. However, I was determined to do a post for today no matter what. My reading time has been a bit limited but I have been able to sneak a few piles of books in over the past several weeks.
Here is what jumped out of the pile...
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon (Dial, October 9, 2014) - Dory is called Rascal by her family and boy does she fit her name. This would be a fun read aloud in 1st or 2nd grade.
Bramble and Maggie Spooky Season by Jessie Haas; Illustrated by Alison Friend (Candlewick Press, August 2014) - This early reader looks at friendship and also how we help each other overcome fears.
A Bean, A Stalk and a Boy Named Jack by William Joyce (Atheneum, October 7, 2014) - A fractured fairy tale focused on Jack and the Beanstalk as well as a few others woven into the book.
Here Comes Santa Cat! by Deborah Underwood; Illustrated by Claudia Rueda (Dial, October 21, 2014) - Easter Cat is now back as Santa Cat. I really enjoy Underwood's books.
Leaves by David Ezra Stein (Putnam, 2007) - A bear learns about leaves and fall and what is waiting for him when he wakes from hibernation.
Looking Closely Trough the Forest by Frank Serafini (Kids Can Press, 2008) - A fun riddle type of "I spy".
The Tweedles Go Electric by Monica Kulling; Illustrated by Marie LaFrance (Groundwood Books, 2014) - Historical Fiction in a picture book format that looks at the electric car.
Druthers by Matt Phelan (Candlewick, September 2014) - Imagination and play at it's finest.
Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light (Balzer & Bray, September 2014) - More imagination plus art and siblings in this book.
The Little World of Liz Climo by Liz Climo (Running Press, September 2014) - Humor in single page comics. This book is essentially a non-age book but will be better appreciated by adults.
Check back over the next several days for some additional posts clustering other books that I have read in the past month.
So, what are you reading?