It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA (28)

It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Jen & Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts have adapted this to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.

The last few days I have been at ALA with friends.  It has been a fantastic experience.  I have been reading a lot of F & G's (folded & gathered) for new picture books and though they have been wonderful to read, I hate to list so many books that won't be out for 4 months in this week's post.  However, I have to mention at least a few. 

Here are some favorites from this past week:

What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot by Michelle Robinson; Illustrated by Peter Reynolds; Release Date July 2012.  - A hint of "If you give a mouse a cookie" in this book.  Love the Peter Reynolds' illustrations.

Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta; Illustrated by Ed Young; Release Date: September 2012 - Love the mixed media illustrations and the twist at the end.

Penny and Her Doll by Kevin Henkes; Release date August 2012 - This is a follow-up to Penny and Her Song which is more early reader than picture book. 

So, what will you be reading this week?

Here are two of the many titles that I picked up at ALA annual conference that I can't wait to read this week.

Drama by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic; September 1, 2012) - The much awaited next graphic novel from Telgemeier. 

Necromancing the Stone by Lish McBride  (Henry Holt; September 18, 2012)