It's Monday! What are your reading? From Picture Books to YA - 5/20/13

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.

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, my reading is a bit more sporadic.  Here's what jumped out at me from this past week:

Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko (Dial, August 20, 2013) - Fans of the Al Capone series are going to really enjoy this book. 

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins, September 3, 2013) - I am still processing this book.  I truly believe children and adults will have different thoughts about it.  Can't wait to see what others think.

If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano; Illustrated by Erin E Stead (Roaring Brook Press, May 7, 2013) - I am such a fan of Stead's artwork and if you are a fan, you'll want to take a look at it too.  This is a second book by the team of Fogliano and Stead. 

Now to share about something new...

Common Core IRL: In Real Libraries is a new series that will kick-off this Wednesday, May 22, 2013.  For more information, check out the post written by Mary Ann Scheuer, Great Kid Books. 

"In our series Common Core IRL: In Real Libraries, we are choosing high-interest subjects and looking at how we can support elementary students as they read increasingly complex texts around a subject. We want to provide both stimulating read-alouds, especially for young students, and just-right books of increasing complexity" - Mary Ann Scheuer

Join me, Louise Cappizo & Cathy Potter from The Nonfiction Detectives, Travis Jonkers from 100 Scope Notes, and Mary Ann Scheuer from Great Kid Books as we embark on this new series on Wednesday.