It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/26/12

Jen and Kellee host a weekly meme called "What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA." It encourages you to share what you read during the previous week and to plan what you're going to read/review during the current week. Thank you, Kellee and Jen, for hosting this fun meme. 

Snowboy 1,2,3. Written by Joe Wahman. Illustrated by Wendy Wahman. Henry Holt, 2012. Interest level: Ages 3 and up. 

Here are three reasons I'll share this picture book with folks looking for counting/winter books: 

1. It counts up to ten and then back to one. 

2. I think young readers will enjoy the cheerful and colorful snowpeople. 

3. You could ask young readers to make up number stories about the animals they encounter throughout the story. 

*Note: Snowboy 1,2,3 is probably best in a small-group or one-on-one setting. 

Penguin and Pinecone: A Friendship Story. Written and illustrated by Salina Yoon. Walter and Company, 2012. Interest level: Preschool - 1st Grade 

I've wanted to read Penguin and Pinecone ever since I watched its adorable book trailer. Did it live up to my expectations? Absolutely!

When will I recommend it? 

1. Are you looking for the perfect picture book to discuss an unlikely friendship? 

2. Did you recently tell me you're looking for a picture book in which a character says, "Knit one, purl two"? 

3. Do you want to show kids that "when you give grows"? 

I re-read every book on the Sharp-Schu Mock Caldecott list. 

M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton 


  1. Ha! Your review of Penguin and Pinecone has convinced me to read it.


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