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.
This past week I tried to get a handle on my TBR pile. I read some wonderful books but I am holding off on posting them until one of my Wednesday Nonfiction Picture Book posts.
Here is what jumped out of the pile this week:
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer; Illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown (Chronicle Books, May 5, 2015)- I saw this book at the Chronicle Preview party at ALA Midwinter. A wonderful book about different kinds of families and how all of them should be celebrated.
Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood; Illustrated by Meg Hunt (Chronicle Books, May 5, 2015) - A fun twist on the classic Cinderella story. Cinderella knows her stuff and is an intergalactic mechanic.
Luna & Me: The Story of Julia Butterfly Hill by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw (Henry Holt & Co., May 12, 2015) - A story of how one young woman made the difference in saving the life of a tree and more.
Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds; Illustrated by Matt Davies (Roaring Brook Press, September 22, 2015) - Those of us who love books will find some wonderful moments in this book.
Cat & Bunny by Mary Lundquist (Balzer & Bray, January 2015) - A friendship story that is simply adorable.
Who Wants a Hug? by Jeff Mack (HarperCollins, January 2015) - Bear loves giving hugs. Skunk doesn't really want one, but then comes a moment when maybe a hug would be good.
The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing by Ruth Culham (International Reading Association, 2014) - I have been reading a number of books on mentor texts for a presentation that I am doing and I would recommend this one to those new to mentor texts.
So, what are you reading?