It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA - 1/20/14

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

Last week, I did not get a chance to post my What are you reading? post.  This post looks at some of what I was reading over the last couple of weeks.  

Here is what jumped out of the pile...

What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, & Blessings by Joyce Sidman; Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski (HMH Books for Young Readers, October 8, 2013) - A beautiful book of poetry.

What's Your Favorite Animal? by Eric Carle (Henry Hold and Co., Janaury 21, 2014)- This is an adorable book.  It is comprised of various illustrators answering the question "What's Your Favorite Animal?" This will make a great gift book.

The Big Wet Balloon: Toon Books by Liniers (Toon Books, September 10, 2013) - I love Toon Books early readers/graphic novels.  This one is about two sisters and a balloon.

Urgency Emergency! Big Bad Wolf by Dosh Archer (Albert Whitman & Co., September 1, 2013) - This early reader series is a lot of fun. A great read for 1st and 2nd graders.

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson  (Henry Holt and Co., January 21, 2014) - A little along the lines of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"...and would make a fun read aloud to preschool and kindergarteners.

One Word that Will Change Your Life, Expanded Edition by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, Jimmy Page (Wiley, October 16, 2013) - I have noticed a number of Slice of Life Posts talking about One Word and wanted to check it out.  I enjoyed reading this and having been pondering what my "one word" would be.

So, what are you reading?