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.
I have continued to track down some of the 2014 picture books on my TBR pile and went through a stack of graphic novels and some other books. I am trying to squeeze in another 20+ books before December 31st.
Here is what stood out in the pile this week:
Hansel and Gretel retold by Neil Gaiman; Illustrated by Lorenzo Mattoti (Toon Books, October 2014) - Gaiman has retold Hansel and Gretel in his own dark style accompanied by black ink illustrations.
Amulet, Vol. 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi (Graphix, August 2014) - The story continues and I finally sat down and read it. So glad that I did. The action and adventure and journey continues in book 6 and sets up readers for a book 7.
Bird and Squirrel On Ice by James Burks (Graphix, September 2014) - The hilarious odd couple of bird and squirrel are back with an encounter with penguins and a giant whale.
We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song by Debbie Levy (Jump at the Sun, December 2013) - A look at the song We Shall Overcome and it's influences over the decades.
At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasure of Mawangdui by Christine Liu-Perkins (Charlesbridge, April 2014) - If you like mummy stories and history, this one is a must read.
Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Houghton (Candlewick, September 2014) - Just a delightful picture book that I have somehow missed earlier in the year.
The History of Money: From Bartering to Banking by Martin Jenkins; Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura (Candlewick Press, August 2014) - An engaging look at the history of money.
Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (Tales from Deckawoo Drive #1) by Kate DiCamillo; Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen (Candlewick, August 2014) - Leroy, and his horse Maybelline end up on Deckawoo Drive. For fans of Mercy Watson.
So, what are you reading?