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.
It has been a crazy few weeks, but I managed to get a post for #IMWAYR each Monday in July. However, this week may not have a ton of titles but there are some fabulous ones.
This weeks titles are from a stack of F&G's I received from my wonderful, local Penguin Publisher Sales Rep, Nicole White. Look for these books this fall.
Cancer Hates Kisses by Jessica Reid Sliwerski; Illustrated by Mika Song (September 19th 2017 by Dial Books) - I wasn't sure that I could read this book when I saw it in the stack and yet it was the first book I read. As a breast cancer survivor celebrating my first year cancer free, I was touched by how Silwerski took the process from diagnosis to surgery to chemo to radiation and made it more understandable for young children. Silwerski is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed shortly after the birth of her daughter. May she celebrate many more years with her family.
Hoot and Peep: A Song for Snow by Lita Judge (November 14th 2017 by Dial Books) - Hoot and Peep are back and Peep is trying to figure out the sounds of snow and winter. I may have loved this one even more than the first one. I, also, really loved all of the sounds in the book, which will make it a fun read aloud (but practice first).
Sarabella's Thinking Cap by Judy Schachner ( September 5th 2017 by Dial Books) - Oh I loved this book. I would love to use this as a first of the year read aloud to teachers and just may do that at a New Teacher Orientation I am doing this Wednesday. I think we need to understand our kids who daydream and are easily distracted and find a way to affirm and celebrate them.
Come With Me by Holly M. McGhee; Illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre (September 5th 2017 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers) - In a world that feels a bit scary and uncertain, this book celebrates going out, doing all of the every day normal things, and sharing it with a friend. Another good one for reading aloud to children.
Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas; Illustrated by Sydney Smith (September 12th 2017 by Dial Books) - Lots of books focusing on emotions, risk-taking and living. In Smoot, a shadow breaks off for his own adventure and then comes back to bring his other half into the fun.
Snappsy The Alligator and His Best Friend Forever! by Julie Falatko; Illustrated by Tim Miller (October 3rd 2017 by Viking Children's Books) - Snappsy is back and this time he doesn't think he wants or need to do all of the things his best friend wants to do but of course, at the end, Snappsy realizes that doing things with a friend is really the most important thing of all.
What I am currently reading with my ears....
Vincent and Theo: The VAN GOGH Brothers by Deborah Heiligman (Audiobook: Dreamscape Media, April 2017, Book: Henry Holt & Co., April 2017) - For some reason, I really enjoy reading long-form nonfiction with my ears. I have been listening to Vincent and Theo on my short commute so it will take a bit to get through the audiobook. I am so glad I am listening to this one because I am learning the correct pronunciations of so many of the names and words. I would highly recommend this one.
In case you missed it....
So, what are you reading?