Monday, June 18, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/18/12

Jen and Kellee over at host a weekly meme called "What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA." It encourages folks to share what they read during the previous week and to share what they plan on reading during the current week. I am borrowing Mr. Colby Sharp's format. Thanks, Jen, Kellee, and Colby!

I love Donalyn Miller's 4th Annual Book-a-Day Challenge. It inspired me to read fifty-three books last week.

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner

I will write a proper post closer to its book birthday (8/15/12).

The Chicken Problem by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson

I read a lot of picture books. A LOT! When a "good one" comes "across my desk" it STICKS OUT. (What's with all the quotation marks and capitalized words?) The Chicken Problem is one of those books.

It inspired me to read it aloud to an empty room. (I really wanted to type that it inspired me to read it to my cat.) I'm going to take my hands off the keyboard and wait until September to properly celebrate this gem. Stay tuned!

According to Jennifer Oxley's bio, she's currently creating a television series starring the characters from The Chicken Problem.

The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng

I moved The Year of the Book to the top of my to-read pile after reading Colby Sharp's tweets about it:

I'm off to Anaheim, California, later this week for the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference. While I look forward to being around colleagues and friends, I am always disappointment with how little time I have to read during conferences. (Dear Self: Please relax, learn, connect, and have fun!)

Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois


  1. Ok, you and Colby got me. Ordered The Year of the Book just now. I thank you but my book budget and my husband probably do not. :)

  2. I MUST read THE CHICKEN PROBLEM--thanks! Have a blast at ALA! :)

  3. I just hope no chickens were harmed in The Chicken Problem! It looks cute. I may have to reread 21 wasn't my favorite when I read it not that long ago. Glad you are joining in on the It's Monday! meme! Don't forget to link up. :)