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.
Here is what jumped out of the pile in the past few weeks:
Charlotte and the Rock by Stephen W. Martin; Illustrated by Samantha Cotterill (Dial Books, March 14, 2017) - This takes the pet rock idea to an all new humorous level.
Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper (Roaring Brook Press, March 14, 2017) - A sweet story about an older and younger cat.
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T. Smith (Scholastic 2016) - A fun alternative to the traditional Little Red Riding Hood tale.
Dragon Was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio; Illustrated by Greg Pizzoli (Macmillan 2016) - A humorous tale about taming a wild dragon.
Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Poached Egg by Robin Newman; Illustrated by Deborah Zemke (Creston Books, April 11, 2017) - More coming about this follow-up to The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake.
Pod vs. Pod (Squish#8) by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm (Random House, August 2016) - Somehow I missed this one.
Keep a Pocket in Your Poem by J. Patrick Lewis; Illustrated by Johanna Wright (WordSong, March 28, 2017) - Lewis provides a parody poem to classic poems written by Langston, Frost, Dickenson and more.
Thunder Underground by Jane Yolen; Illustrated by Josée Masse (WordSong, March 28, 2017) - A look at "under" from various angles.
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth; Illustrated by Ekua Holmes. - Simply a beautiful book and a beautiful tribute to poets.
Professional Texts in progress....
"What are the Rest of my Kids Doing?" Fostering Independence in the K-2 Reading Workshop by Lindsey Moses with Meridith Ogden (Heinemann Publishing, February 2017) - I am about halfway through this book. Moses and Ogden provide a handbook for teachers that are new at reading workshop or looking for ideas to improve elements of their workshop.
Here are some other "What are you reading?" posts that you might be interested in....
So, what are you reading?