At ALA, I met one of my favorite bloggers, Jen Vincent. She blogs over at Teach Mentor Texts and created a meme called, It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
I love to check in on her blog (as well as the other bloggers sharing their reading choices) each week. If you are on Twitter, you can follow the hashtag, #IMWAYR.
It's Monday! I Am Reading:
There is a lot of love flowing around this book right now. I get anxious reading books that are garnering so much praise, mainly for fear that it won't live up to the hype. I can reassure other readers like myself that you should have no fear. I am only a few chapters in, but I am hooked. You can learn more about Holly Goldberg Sloan on her website. You can read about it on Goodreads.
I love picture book biographies and I love Jen Bryant's other books. and I love Melissa Sweet's illustrations. What's not to love? I will be finding a special place to read this one. Here's the Goodreads page.
This one. I cannot wait to read this one. I attended the ALSC Preconference at ALA. Chris Raschka and his editor Lee Wade shared their process for working on the Daisy books. We were able to see how both the story and illustrations changed. Knowing this back story, I am excited to see the (almost) final version! Here it is on Goodreads.
And finally, this one, written in response to Sandy Hook. I was honored to meet both Patricia MacLachan and Steven Kellogg and inspired by their kindness and compassion. To hear them talk about and read from this book was special. Here's the page on Goodreads.
I'm off to read!