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!
Since my last posting, so much has happened. Last Monday, so many gathered both in person and through the webcast to watch the ALA Youth Media Award announcements.
One of the awards that is very special to me is the Schneider Family Book Award.
Below is a collage of some pictures from the awards and a few of my committee members.
And the winners of the Schneider Family Book Awards go to...
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson
Fish in the Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (Nancy Paulsen Books, February 5, 2015)
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Dial Books, January 8, 2015)
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13 B by Teresa Toten (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, March 10, 2015)
Each of the above books are ones that touched the hearts of the committee members and best embodied the intent of the award. If you have not read these books, I hope you will consider them.
For information about the Sibert Award, check out my Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday post.
Here are some books that jumped out at me from ALA Midwinter:
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (Dutton Books for Young Readers, April 26, 2016) - Thank you to Penguin Publishers, I had a chance to attend a luncheon with debut author, Lauren Wolk. You will want to add this one to your "TBR" list.
Some ARCs that I picked up and excited to read:
and this one...
Books seen at or upon arrival back from Midwinter to add to your to read pile:
This is Not a Picture Book by Sergio Ruzzier (Chronicle Books, May 3, 2016) - I love Ruzzier's work and each book he does seems to get better and better.
Hoot and Peep by Lita Judge (Dial Books, March 1, 2016) - I received this book and special extras from Lita Judge. I have been wanting to read this one and was blown away by this package.
Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller; Illustrated by Frank Morrison (Chronicle Books, February 9, 2016) - I just had a chance to read this upcoming release. I was unaware of the parade for Wilma Rudolph and how it was the first integrated event in Clarksville. The story is told through the dreams and hopes of two young girls.
So, what are you reading or what are you excited about?