Monday, January 25, 2016

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? January 25, 2016

Please visit the amazing blogs: Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers who host this terrific meme each week.

Hello friends, I have been very fortunate to read several ARC's of books to be released this spring recently. There is much to look forward to. Please click on the covers to go to the book's page on Goodreads. 

 Fiction Picture Books 
A wonderful new bedtime story coming in April!
 A sweet story of finding one's own voice. 
Coming in March. 
A second book by Boats for Papa author Jessixa Bagley.  Loved it! February release. 
A must-have new beginning of the school year book! 
Coming in June.
 Humorous story that recognizes and celebrates the "little guy". Coming in June.
 A remarkable wordless picture book.
Due to be released in April.

A smart, humorous book that kids will want to hear over and over again. Coming on Feb. 2!  

Using close up photos and factual clues, readers guess which animal's eye is shown. Released Jan. 30. 
Young readers learn about birds through poetry. 
February 23rd released date. 

Middle Grade 
It will be difficult for many to wait until April for this book. I am planning a full review for tomorrow, but in short, it is perfection. It was so good that I reread it right after finishing it. Kate DiCamillo has a remarkable gift.

Currently Reading
 I love Leslie Connor's books and this one is great so far!

Just received this in the mail over the weekend. Excited to really get into it this week. 

What Are YOU Reading Friends?


  1. Loved Perry Cook, even though I didn't think I would, but haven't read Raymie yet. Will have to see. Not a huge DiCamillo fan.

  2. Wow, between NNE NerdCamp and ALA, you scored the jackpot! So jealous that you got Raymie!

  3. Lots of books to look forward to!

  4. The cover of The Whale is so intriguing - Can't wait to read it.

  5. When I looked up The Whale, I noticed that there is another book about Ethan Morrow coming out too. What a wonderful group of books you managed to get, Gigi. I'm looking forward to many!

  6. so many exciting books on this list. I think I am most interested in Raymie Nightingale.

  7. I have heard so much about Snappsy, it looks hilarious! I always get requests for funny books, so I love having new titles to offer! :)

  8. How can I get my eyes on Kate's new book? Really? April? Sigh... Thanks for all the new books to look forward to.

  9. Well, well, well this is certainly a list of books that I can't wait to find myself! Thanks for highlighting!

  10. Aha! That explains why The Whale didn't make it to a lot of end-of-year lists - it's only due out in April in some parts of the world. We already have it in our library and absolutely adored it. The Jessixa Bagley title is also one that caught my eye. I have yet to read Boats for Papa. :)