It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA - 1/21/13

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.

Here is what stood out from the past week...

America the Beautiful: Presidential Quotations and National Symbols, Illustrated by 10 American Artists by Katherine Lee Bates; Illustrated by Bryan Collier, Jon J. Muth, and more - This book combines the text of America the Beautiful, with quotes from presidents, and illustrations by 10 American Artists.  Beautifully done. Great for Presidents' Day.

The Hammer and The Anvil: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the End of Slavery in America by Dwight John Zimmerman; Illustrated by Wayne Vansant - A graphic novel about the friendship of Lincoln and Douglass and how they came together to end slavery. Pair up with Russell Freedman's Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

Odd Duck by Cecil Castelucci; Illustrated by Sara Varon (Release May 14, 2013) - I read this as a galley from Netgalley.  Castelucci and Varon make a great time.  Put this graphic novel on your "TRB" list.

My guilty pleasure this week was discovering Comixology which is a comic book app for iPad.  I am having fun exploring what is on there and what free comics I can download.  The number of children's comics are limited but for fans of Marvel and DC Comics check it out.

So, what are you reading?