Book Journey. Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee from Unleashing Readers have adapted it to focus on Picture Books to Young Adult Books.
The two classes that I was taking this summer are finally over. Things are settling in at work. And I am slowly getting back into a regular reading pattern. Here is what jumped out from this week's pile.
Bluffton: My Summers With Buster Keaton by Matt Phelan (Candlewick Press, July 23, 2013) - This was a wonderful biographical/historical fiction story featuring Buster Keaton as a boy. It is one of my favorites from Matt Phelan. And it made me want to go out and read a biography on Keaton.
Journey by Aaron Becker (Candlewick Press, August 6, 2013) - This wordless picture book is beautiful and one of my favorites of this year's releases.
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library by Barb Rosenstock; Illustrated by John O'Brien (Calkins Creek Books, September 2013) - I'll be reviewing this in a couple of Wednesdays. I learned a lot about the Library of Congress from this one.
Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood; Illustrated by Claudia Rueda (Dial Books for Young Readers, January 2014) - This one won't be out for a few more months, but I had a great chuckle while reading this one.
The Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman; Illustrated by Gris Grimly (HarperCollins, 2008) - I thought I knew most of Grimly's work, so I was excited to find this one. I am a huge fan of his work and love different twists on the standard picture book.
So, what are you reading?