Monday, May 26, 2014

It's Monday! What are you reading? From Picture Books to YA - 5/26/14

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.

As I get wrapped up with the final days of the school year, my reading for fun takes a back seat.  Looking forward to starting #bookaday on June 1st. 

Here is what jumped out of the stack...

Zoe's Jungle by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Arthur A. Levine, May 27, 2014) - Zoe and her sister have more fun and this time an adventure in the park. I love how Murguia captures exactly the feelings of the children and the mother in her Zoe series.

The Scraps Book: Notes From a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert (Simon & Schuster, March 4, 2014) - Many of us have used Lois Ehlert's books in our classrooms.  With her characteristic style, she has created a memoir of sorts that tells some of her life and lots of the stories behind her stories. 

Big Bug by Henry Cole (Simon & Schuster, April 15, 2014) - Beginning with a bug, Cole takes readers on a journey of big and little and how perspective can easily change.  Perfect for younger readers. 

Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato (Henry Holt and Co., August 26, 2014) - A small elephant, an even tinier mouse, and you really need more?! Loved the artwork and this story on perspective. and friendship.  

So, what are you reading?