It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye of Unleashing Readers decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now...you just might discover your next “must-read” book!
It's been quite a while since I posted a "What are you reading?" post. As we head into 2016, I am looking to get back into a regular routine and posting weekly. Winter break has given me flexible time to read what I want and to simply enjoy books again.
Here's are some recent reading favorites...
Counting Lions: Portraits from the Wild by Katie Cotton; Illustrated by Stephen Walton (Candlewick, October 2015) - Beautiful beyond belief and a unique counting book.
How the Sun Got to Coco's House by Bob Graham (Candlewick, September 2015) - A new Bob Graham book. I am in love.
I Love You Already! by Jory John; Illustrated by Benji Davies (HarperCollins, December 2015) - This one is simply fun and made me smile.
Written and Drawn by Henrietta by Liniers (Toon Books, September 2015) - I love this book. A perfect mentor text for the writing process.
My Pet Human by Yasmine Surovec (Roaring Brook Press, August 2015) - Cat lovers will especially appreciate this one, but so will 1st and 2nd graders.
Coming in 2016....
Chicken in Space by Adam Lehrhaupt; Illustrated by Shahar Kober (HarperCollins, 2016) - A chicken with a fantastic imagination and a pig that really is looking for pie but joins in on the adventure.
Can I Tell You a Secret? by Anna Kang; Illustrated by Christopher Weyant (HarperCollins, May 2016) - Kang and Weyant have a new book and new characters. More fun from this talented couple.
So, what are you reading?