#Road2Reading Challenge: New and Recent Releases

While at the ALA Annual Conference, I took a number of pictures of books that were recent releases or upcoming releases. Unfortunately many of the pictures weren't clear enough to use in the post. Instead, I have copied the covers into this post with the book information. Hope you find lots of new titles to celebrate. 

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Roxie and the Hooligans at Buzzard's Roost by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Illustrated by Alexander (Atheneum, May 8, 2018)

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Marvel Super Hero Adventures Buggin' Out! by MacKenzie Cadenhead; Illustrated by Derek Laufman (Marvel Press, June 5, 2018)

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Vampirina, Vampirina in the Fall by Disney Book Group (Disney Press, June 5, 2018)

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What Will Fat Cat Sit On? (Giggle Gang) by Jan Thomas (HMH Books for Young Readers, June 19, 2018)

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The Doghouse (Giggle Gang) by Jan Thomas (HMH Books for Young Readers, June 19, 2018)

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Mr. Moneky Visits a School by Jeff Mack (Simon & Schuster, July 3, 2018)

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Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake by Jeff Mack (Simon & Schuster, July 3, 2018) 

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Megabat by Anna Humphrey; Illustrated by Kass Reich (Tundra Books, August 7, 2018) 

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Noodleheads Find Something Fishy by Tedd Arnold; Illustrated by Martha Hamilton (Holiday House, September 4, 2018) 

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Houndsley and Catina and Cousin Wagner by James Howe, Illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay (Candlewick, September 4, 2018)

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Good Rosie! by Kate DiCamillo; Illustrated by Harry Bliss (Candlewick, September 4, 2018)

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Incognito (Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker Book 2) by Shelley Johannes (Disney-Hyperion, September 18, 2018)

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Fergus and Zeke at the Science Fair by Kate Messner; Illustrated by Heather Ross (Candlewick, September 18, 2018)

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Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale; Illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Candlewick Press, September 25, 2018)

Look for these titles at your local indie bookstore or community library.

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#Road2Reading Challenge: What am I Reading?

Spent most of last weekend reading picture books but here are a few early readers and one early chapter book that made it into my pile. 

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Danny and the Dinosaur and the Sand Castle Contest by Syd Hoff (HarperCollins, June 5, 2018) - Danny and the Dinosaur save the sand castle contest even if it might mean Danny won't win the contest.

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Mighty Truck On the Farm by Chris Barton; Illustrated by Troy Cummings (HarperCollins, May 1, 2018) - Mighty Truck/Clarence spends some time with his family at their farm. Before he can play, he has some chores to finish.

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Chicken on Vacation by Adam Lehrhaupt; Illustrated by Shahar Kober (HarperCollins, June 5, 2018) - Zoey is the most imaginative chicken and makes the day with her friends extra special.

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Pinkalicious and the Pirates by Victoria Kann (HarperCollins, June 5, 2018) Pinkalicious meets up with her merminnie friend Aqua and has an adventure with some pirates.

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Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds by Abby Hanlon (Dial Books, March 2018) - Another Dory book and more Mrs. Gobble Gracker. May Abby Hanlon keep writing books about Dory. 

Look for all of these at your local indie bookstore or community library. 

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All journeys have a starting place.
This is a weekly place to find books and tools
that you may use with readers at the start of their reading journey.
Join in the conversation at #road2reading.

Do you work with readers who are starting their journey on the road to reading?  Join Michele Knott from Mrs. Knott's Book Nook and myself every Thursday as we explore books and ideas to help readers have a successful start to independent picture book and chapter book reading. If you blog or have a Goodreads page, please link up with us!

#Road2Reading Challenge: Early Chapter Books to Share

It has been crazy busy with the end of the school year activities, but I managed to squeeze in a few books. These three chapter books with appeal to a variety of readers. 

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Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal & Jelly Book #3) by Ben Clanton (Tundra Books, March 2018)

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Narwhal and Jelly are back and this is the third book in the series and probably my favorite one.  The graphic panels provide beginning readers with a graphic novel style book just for them. 

I love how the two of these friends interact. Plus there are lots of waffles and peanut butter in this book along with lots of laughs. Whenever I finish a Narwhal and Jelly book, I feel like I have to count the months until the next one comes out. 

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Lulu is Getting a Sister (Who WANTS her? Who NEEDS her?) by Judith Viorst; Illustrated by Kevin Cornell (Atheneum, April 2018)

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Lulu is back! It's been a few years since the last Lulu book. And as Lulu has been growing the length of her stories are growing. Though the page length has remained relatively the same, the amount of text has increased. For readers, who join Lulu in the beginning with Lulu and the Brontosaurus, they will grow as readers. 

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In the latest book Lulu's parents have a surprise for Lulu. She is getting a baby sister. As expected, Lulu doesn't respond well to the news and is sent off to Camp Sisterhood for an attitude adjustment. 

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Amelia Bedelia Digs In by Herman Parish; Illustrated by Lynne Avril (Greenwillow Books, May 1, 2018) - This is book 12 in the Amelia Bedelia chapter book series. What is nice is that you don't need to read these in order. The latest adventure is just in time for summer fun. 

Look for these at your local indie bookstore or community library. 

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All journeys have a starting place.
This is a weekly place to find books and tools
that you may use with readers at the start of their reading journey.
Join in the conversation at #road2reading.

Do you work with readers who are starting their journey on the road to reading?  Join Michele Knott from Mrs. Knott's Book Nook and myself every Thursday as we explore books and ideas to help readers have a successful start to independent picture book and chapter book reading. If you blog or have a Goodreads page, please link up with us!

#Road2Reading Challenge: Early Readers to Check Out & Share

Recently, I read a stack of new early readers that came out in the past couple of months. Here were some of the ones that jumped out of the stack. 

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Pass the Ball, Mo! by David A. Adler; Illustrated by Sam Ricks (Penguin Young Readers, January 2018)

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Don't Throw It to Mo! won a Geisel Award in 2016. This is the third book in the series and I think I love Mo more and more with each book that comes out. 

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Please, No More Nuts! by Jonathan Fenske (Penguin Young Readers, January 2018)

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The hysterical friends from We Need More Nuts! are back with more fun and surprises. 

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Fish Are Not Afraid of Doctors by J.E. Morris (Penguin Young Readers, April 2018)

Jennifer Morris has written a number of picture books and early readers that have entertained young readers but I think I like Maud the Koala the best. A fun read about going to the doctor.

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Much Too Much Birthday by J.E. Morris (Penguin Young Readers, April 2018)

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Lucky readers get two Maud books. The second book looks at the emotions behind birthday parties. Yes, they can be fun but they can also be stressful. 

Look for all of these at your local indie bookstores or community library. 

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All journeys have a starting place.
This is a weekly place to find books and tools
that you may use with readers at the start of their reading journey.
Join in the conversation at #road2reading.

Do you work with readers who are starting their journey on the road to reading?  Join Michele Knott from Mrs. Knott's Book Nook and myself every Thursday as we explore books and ideas to help readers have a successful start to independent picture book and chapter book reading. If you blog or have a Goodreads page, please link up with us!