It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA - 3/25/13

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.

I read through a stack of books this week.  Some good, some okay, and some that were exceptional.

Here's what stood out from the pile....

Let's Go, Hugo! by Angela Dominguez (Dial, March 7, 2013) - A cute book about friendship and taking risks and accepting challenges. 

The Museum by Susan Verde; Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds (Abrams, March 1, 2013) - Fans of Peter Reynolds' other books will enjoy this one.

Friends by Mies van Hout (Lemniscaat, April 1, 2013) - Simple but excellent.

Nelly May Has Her Say by Cynthia C. DeFelice; Illustrated by Henry Cole (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux,  March 19, 2013) - Just a fun book that made me laugh as several points.

Owly & Wormy, Bright Lights and Starry Nights by  Andy Runton (Atheneum Books for Young Children, November 13, 2012) - If you love Owly and Wormy, you'll enjoy this one.  If you haven't read an Owly book before, check this one out.

The Beatles were Fab by Kathleen Krull, Paul Brewer; Illustrated by Stacy Innerst (Harcourt Children's Books, March 19, 2013) - A really well done picture book biography.  I'll be reviewing this in the near future for Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday.

Forest Has a Song by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater; Illustrated by Robbin Gourley (Clarion Books, March 26, 2013) - Just in time for National Poetry Month and spring.  Lovely book of poetry.  A review will be coming in the near future.

Otis Dooda by Ellen Potter; Illustrated by David Heatley (Feiwel & Friends, June 4, 2013) - I plan to review this one closer to the release date.  However, I will say that there are a lot of 8 year olds who are going to love this one.

Write This Book: A Do-It Yourself Mystery by Pseudonymous Bosch (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, April 2, 2013) - Review coming tomorrow.

So, what are you reading this week?