It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA - 8/12/13

It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee from Unleashing Readers have adapted it to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.

This was a very slow reading week due to it being an extremely busy week getting ready for students to arrive in a couple of days.  I hope to pick up my reading once things settle in with the new school year.  Despite it being a slow week, here are some fun titles to check out.

Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story by Deborah Hopkinson; Illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia (Putnam Juvenile, February 21, 2013)- A historical fiction story about the adults and children who knitted to help support the soldiers away at war during WWI. 

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox; Illustrated by Leslie Staub (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2006) - Mem Fox celebrates diversity with its similarities and differences in this picture book.

The Case of the Missing Donut by Alison McGhee; Illustrated by Isabel Roxas (Dial, July 25, 2013) - Simply a fun read aloud for younger students.

Volcano! by Ellen J. Prager (National Geographic Kids, 2001) - An interesting mix of cartoon mixed in with actual photographs.  Lots of good information about volcanoes for 2nd to 4th graders.

Rufus Goes to School by Kim T. Griswell; Illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev (Sterling Children's Books, August 6, 2013) - This was probably one of my favorite books and I can't wait to share it with kindergarteners this week.

"Every day, Rufus Leroy Williams III turned the pages of his favorite book. He looked at every picture. He made up stories to go with them. But he could not read the words. Rufus knew just what to do. He would go to school and learn to read." - Griswell (Rufus Goes to School)

So, what are you reading?