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.
My goal for July is to do a weekly It's Monday! What are you reading? post for every Monday in July. Here is what jumped out of the pile last week:
Lights! Camera! Middle School! (Babymouse Tales from the Locker) by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Random House Books for Young Readers, July 4, 2017) - Babymouse is back and moving to middle school. The style and format of the book has changed and is similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Dork Diaries. Fans of Babymouse will love this book.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (Harper Audio, 2016) - This book I read with my ears as I drove to visit a friend. With a full cast, the audiobook brings this YA graphic novel/comic to life for readers.
A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices by Sally Derby; Illustrated by Mika Song (Charlesbridge, June 2017) - I love how this book looks at the lives of six students over the course of the first day of school. Looking for a read aloud for the first day of school? This one just may be the one you are looking for.
Abraham Lincoln, Pro Wrestler by Steve Sheinkin (Roar Brook Press, January 2018) - Though this book does not come out to January, 2018, it will be interesting to see what students think. Sheinkin likened it to a Magic Treehouse type book. Though a fiction chapter book, it does work to bring history alive for students.
That Neighborhood Kid by Daniel Miyares (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, May 2017) - Miyares has a new wordless picture book out. Loved the focus on friendship and collaboration in tackling a problem.
Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus; Illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Dial Books, June 13, 2017) - Okay, I admit that if Kadir Nelson illustrates it, then I will read it. This one is an interesting look at the American flag.
I Wrote You a Note by Lizi Boyd (Chronicle Books, June 13, 2017) - An invitation to play takes a fabulous route and meets with a variety of creatures before making it to the original person.
Did you miss last week's Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge post?
Here is a link to the post for more book recommendations.
So, what are you reading?