It's Monday! What are your reading? From Picture Books to YA (34)

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.

With just a couple more weeks before school starts, I am trying to keep working on some of my reading goals.  I continued to work on the Caldecott (& Caldecott Honor Books) Challenge and read 26 more Caldecott Honor Books in my quest to read every Caldecott Winner and Honor Book this year.  I also seem to be working my way through Jeanette Winter picture books, and quite a few other books.

Here are some of my favorite Caldecott Honor Books from the past week's stack:

Sector 7 by David Wiesner - This wordless picture book is beautifully illustrated. 

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever by Marla Frazee - I love this book.  Frazee's storytelling and illustrations are just plain fun.

Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson - I love finding alphabet books that are different or unusual and this one definitely fits that category.

Here are some other books that I was reading this past week:

UnWholly by Neal Shusterman - The much anticipated sequel to Unwind is almost here.  Excited to have a chance to read the Advanced Reader's Copy of this book.  Love Shusterman's ability to tell a story and to challenge the reader.

Babymouse: Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm - Somehow I missed reading this Babymouse book.  I loved it and all the literary references. 

Mac and Cheese and the Perfect Plan by Sarah Weeks; Illustrated by Jane Manning - A fun early reader.

Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World by Jeanette Winter - One of my favorite Jeanette Winter's book from the pile this week.  Introduces young readers to the poems of Emily Dickinson.

She Loved Baseball:  The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick; Illustrated by Don Tate - Effa Manley advocacy for civil rights and baseball's Negro League and its players was new to me.  I enjoyed reading about Effa Manley.

If You Lived Here: Houses of the World by Giles Laroche - I really enjoyed the format of this book about houses around the world.

So, what are you reading this week?