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.
Things have slowed down recently and I was able to celebrate the end of Picture Books month with a bookstack of great picture books. Some from this year and some coming in 2015.
Here is what stood out in the pile (Please note date of release, some are 2015 releases.):
Catch That Cookie by Hallie Durand; Illustrated by David Small (Dial, August 14, 2014) - A great twist on the Gingerbread Man story.
Coming Home by Greg Ruth (Feiwel & Friends, November 4, 2014) - A tribute to military families.
Won Ton and Chopstick: A Cat and Dog Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw; Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin (Henry Holt and Co, March 17, 2015) - Won Ton gets a buddy in this haiku follow-up.
Orangutanka by Margarita Engle; Illustrated by Renée Kurilla (Henry Holt and Co, March 24, 2015) - Instead of Haiku, this one is composed of tanka poems.
I, Fly: The Buzz About Flies and How Awesome They Are by Bridget Heos; Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas (Henry Holt and Co, March 10, 2015) - Humor and facts combine for a great informational read on flies.
Winnie: The Remarkable Tale of a Real Bear by Sally M. Walker; Illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss (Henry Holt and Co, January 20, 2015) - There is a bear behind the bear. Fans of Winnie the Pooh will enjoy this one.
Waiting is Not Easy! by Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion, November 4, 2014) - Loved the ending on this most recent Elephant and Piggie book.
Kittens by Laura Ellen Anderson (Boxer Books, March 4, 2014) - Anderson obviously has lived with kittens.
Animalium by Jenny Broom (Candlewick, September 9, 2014) - This is a wow book from the size to the illustrations to the information.
Full Speed Ahead: How Fast Things Go by Crushiform (Abrams, November 4, 2014) - Curious about what goes slower or faster? This one provides quite a few answers.
Wild About Bears by Jeannie Brett (Charlesbridge, March 11, 2014) Eight types of bears and lots of facts about all of them.
So, what are you reading?