It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA -3/4/13

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 some of my favorite books from this past week:

Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite by Nick Bromley; Illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne (Nosy Crow, February 2013) - A fun tale of a crocodile on the loose in a book.

Nora's Chicks by Patricia MacLachlan; Illustrated by Kathryn Brown (Candlewick Press, 2013) - A beautiful tale of immigration, adjustment, and friendship.  The illustrations in this are lovely.

Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino (Random House, February 2013) - A good reminder that sometimes learning is best down actively and in the world around us.

Princeless Volume 1: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley; Illustrated by M. Goodwin (Action Lab, 2012) - Check out my review on Princeless tomorrow.

Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, & Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen; Illustrated by Rebecca Guay (Charlesbridge Publisher, February 2013) - Jane Yolen is such a diverse writer.  Just in time for Women's History Month, Bad Girls is a collection of short pieces on 24 notorious women. 

I am still working on:

So, what are you reading?