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!
Recently, I have been exploring lots and lots of early readers and early chapter books in preparation for a series of blog posts I am working on. Here are some of the books that I have been reading or rereading:
Early Readers - old favorites (and a couple of new ones)
Early Readers that I just picked up - exploring titles I haven't read - some new and some old
Early Chapter Books - recent purchases - exploring some new titles (the 2 bottom ones are for older readers.
Check out my GoodReads page for more information on these books and others.
Here are a couple of books that stood out from the pile:
The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy by Beatrice Alemagna (Enchanted Lion Books, 2015) - the winner of the 2016 Batchelder Award. I really enjoyed this one.
The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson (Henry Holt, & Co., February 16, 2016) - 2016 Newbery Honor winner Victoria Jamieson has a fun new graphic novel coming out in the middle of February. This was a fun read and for 2nd to 4th grade readers.
All Paws on Deck: Haggis and Tank Unleashed #1 by Jessica Young; Illustrated by James Burks (Scholastic, January 5, 2016) - Many of you are familiar with James Burks books but in this graphic novel, Burks illustrates the story written by Jessica Young. If you haven't checked out the Branches series from Scholastic, they will particularly appeal to high 1st grade readers to 4th grade readers.
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So, what are you reading?