It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kid lit focus. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kid lit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them.
On Saturday, March 4th, I went shoe shopping. It is always a stressful activity for me. I have feet issues and need comfortable shoes but also want something that looks good. When I got home that night, I added about 75+ books to my account at the public library. It was great to off-set the stress by doing something I love. I went through my list of books I wanted to read and requested 2016 titles that I had missed, and books from lists that I had been seeing on Facebook and the internet. Over the two weeks, I have read 63 picture books and requested more titles as I returned several bags of books. I am going to mention some of the books later this week in a nonfiction post and a few more in my #Road2Reading post tomorrow.
All of the books listed below are ones that are worth picking up and checking out...
This photo is of the first two bags of picture books that I picked up from the library since the beginning of March. I have picked up two more since then. To see all that I have been reading, check out my GoodReads page.
Bob, Not Bob!: *to be read as though you have the worst cold ever by Liz Garton Scanlon, Audrey Vernick; Illustrated by Matthew Cordell (Disney-Hyperion, February 2017)
Laundry Day by Jessixa Bagley (Roaring Brook Press, February 2017)
Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre (Beach Lane Books, October 2016) - This is gorgeous. If you are looking for a snow book for young children, check this one out.
Pete With No Pants by Rowboat Watkins (Chronicle Books, May 2, 2017) - A silly read aloud that is sure to get some chuckles.
What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004)
We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures by Amnesty International and additional collaborators (Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2008) - Amazing illustrations from multiple contributors.
Round by Joyce Sidman (HMH Books for Young Readers, March 7, 2017) - Sidman is on my "must find" list.
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook Press, February 14, 2017) - Love Smith's illustrations in tis book.
A Well-Mannered Young Wolf by Jean Leroy, Illustrated by Mattieu Maudet(Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, October 2016)
Tinyville Town Gets to Work by Brian Biggs (Harry N. Abrams, September 2016)
Martin's Dream Day by Kitty Kelley (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, January 2017)
I Want to be a Cowgirl by Jeanne Willis; Illustrated by Tony Ross (Henry Holt and Company, 2002)
Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen (Dial Books, 2008)
Mark your calendar for this book....
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter by Mark Gonzalez; Illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini (Salaam Reads, August 29, 2017) - When I was on the diversity panel last week, Zareen Jaffrey introduced us to this beautifully illustrated book that celebrates diversity.
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So, what are you reading?