January 1, 2019


I'm pleased to be participating in the must read fun again this year!  Thanks for hosting Carrie Gelson of There's a Book for That.  All the books on my list are new 2019 releases (see publishing dates for each book listed below).  I hope this reading goal motivates me to read more books throughout the year so I can introduce these new titles to my students.  I'll provide updates on my reading in April, September and December.  Below are my lists of new picture books and chapters books to read in 2019:


2/1/2019 - It's Not Hansel and Gretel by Josh Funk

3/5/2019 - Because by Mo Willems

3/5/2019 - Circle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

4/2/2019 - Dandy by Ame Dyckman

4/2/2019 - A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo

4/2/2019 - Bikes for Sales by Carter Higgins

4/2/2019 - The Great Indoors by Julie Falatko

5/7/2019 - Elephant and Piggie Like Reading: Harold and Hog Pretend for Real! by Dan Santat

6/5/2019 - Bruce's Big Fun Day by Ryan T. Higgins

7/2/2019 - Pigeon HAS to Go to School! by Mo Willems

7/9/2019 - Unicorn is Maybe Not So Great After All by Bob Shea

8/6/2019 - The Evil Princess vs the Brave Knight by Jennifer Holms & Matthew Holms


1/19/2019 - The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

2/5/2019 - The Bridge Home by Padma Vankatraman

2/12/2019 - The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu

3/19/2019 - Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes

3/26/2019 - Over the Moon by Natalie Lloyd

4/2/2019 - Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix

4/16/2019 - August Isle by Ali Standish

4/16/2019 - Welcome to the Wonderland #4: Beach Battle Blowout by Chris Grabenstein

5/7/2019 - Endling #2: The First by Katherine Applegate

5/7/2019 - Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game by Chris Grabenstein

5/7/2019 - Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

10/15/2019 - Give and Take by Elly Swartz


  1. We do have some titles in common! Hope you have a wonderful year of reading!

  2. So many great books! All those picture books sound fantastic! There are a few middle grade books - Strangers and Give and Take - that I didn’t put on my list, but I really want to read.

  3. I'm looking forward to Dandy for sure. I will be interested to know what you think of the chapter books. I may need to add some of them to my TBR. Have a great year!

  4. wow! This is some list of authors. I have added every book that wasn't on my want to my list. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is on my Mustread list this year so I will look forward to reading what you have to say about it.

  5. I love how you've posted yours by release dates. I only have a few not-yet-released titles on my list, but I'll sure be anxious for those dates when they come around. I'll check in when we have updates this year! :)