It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA - 2/18/13

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 are three stand outs from the past couple of weeks:

A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff (Penguin, February 12, 2013) - This book and the characters in this story will stay with you for a long time.  And it will definitely make you hungry for cake.

Seeds, Bees, Butterflies and More!: Poems for Two Voices by Carole Gerber; Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin (Henry Holt & Co., February 5, 2013) - The 5th graders that I am working with LOVED this book of poems.  They enjoyed reading them aloud.

Follow, Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer; Illustrated by Josée Masse (Penguin, February 7, 2013) - This follow up to Singer's Mirror Mirror is just as wonderful.  I can't even imagine trying to write a reverso poem.  My hat is off to Singer for her creating this fantastic book of poems.

As for this week, I think I am going to read Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle (Simon & Schuster, February 5, 2013).  I have heard such great things about this book. 

So, what are you reading?