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December’s Picture Book of the Month Pick- Part 2

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As part of my Commitment to Literacy: Picture Book It challenge, I wanted to spotlight one book that I’m completely in love with. Throughout the month, I’ll do multiple posts based on the book. I hope you will end up picking up the book and joining in on the conversation.

Previous posts:
All posts pertaining to previous Picture Book of the Month picks have been archived over at Picture Book It.
December’s Picture Book of the Month- Announcement

December’s Picture Book of the Month is Poe Won’t Go by Kelly DiPucchio and Zachariah Ohora.

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Poe Won’t Go
Text by Kelly DiPucchio
Illustrated by Zachariah Ohora
[Hardcover, Ebook]
Published by Disney-Hyperion
October 16, 2018

Review
An elephant has set himself down in the middle of town, causing much confusion and frustration with the residents. And, soon, they start devising plans to get rid of him. Readers will enjoy the silly and sillier ways they come up with. But only a surprising course of action by a little girl can solve the problem. I appreciated the message of kindness amid all the chaos and humor.

Discussion
Have you read Poe Won’t Go? Share your thoughts. I’ll share my review next time!

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December’s Picture Book of the Month Pick

picturebookit

As part of my Commitment to Literacy: Picture Book It challenge, I wanted to spotlight one book that I’m completely in love with. Throughout the month, I’ll do multiple posts based on the book. I hope you will end up picking up the book and joining in on the conversation.

Previous posts:
All posts pertaining to previous Picture Book of the Month picks have been archived over at Picture Book It.

December’s Picture Book of the Month is…

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Poe Won’t Go
Text by Kelly DiPucchio
Illustrated by Zacharia Ohora
[Hardcover, Ebook]
Published by Disney-Hyperion
October 16, 2018

Summary
When an elephant plants himself in the road and refuses to move, the people of Prickly Valley try all sorts of methods to get him to go-but one thoughtful little girl works up the courage to do what no one else has done: ask him.

Balancing both hilarity and sensitivity, Poe Won’t Go has the feel of a contemporary classic, reminding readers that there is power in one, power in listening, and power in being a friend.

Discussion
Have you read Poe Won’t Go? Share your thoughts. I’ll share my review next time!

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November’s Picture Book Pick of the Month- Part 4

picturebookit

As part of my Commitment to Literacy: Picture Book It challenge, I wanted to spotlight one book that I’m completely in love with. Throughout the month, I’ll do multiple posts based on the book. I hope you will end up picking up the book and joining in on the conversation.

Previous posts:
All posts pertaining to previous Picture Book of the Month picks have been archived over at Picture Book It.
November’s Picture Book of the Month- Part I- Announcement
November’s Picture Book of the Month- Part II- Review

November’s Picture Book of the Month is Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora

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This week, I wanted to share an interview with Oge Mora from Matthew Winner’s wonderful The Children’s Book Podcast. Listen to it here:

http://www.matthewcwinner.com/single-post/Oge-Mora

What are your thoughts on Thank You, Omu!?

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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NFPB2018- November 21, 2018

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Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus BoycottPies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Dee Romito
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great spotlight on someone who played a role during a crucial period of the Civil Rights movement. I love learning about someone who I’ve never heard of before. It’s like getting a piece of a puzzle I didn’t know I was missing. I hope it inspires people that they can do practically anything they can think of to do good in the world and that they should do it. Includes an author’s note and a pie recipe.

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My Reading Week #IMWAYR- November 19, 2018

I changed the name for my “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” posts to “My Reading Week.”

This week, I posted:
Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday
November’s Picture Book Pick of the Month- Part 3

My Art Book of LoveMy Art Book of Love by Shana Gozansky
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Famous pieces of art are paired with what love is. Includes a reference guide for each piece.

Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians, #3)Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Crazy Rich Asians has been a delight to read this year. In this last installment of the series, the families are faced with what may be their biggest problem. But even then drama and hilarity ensues- all the delicious soap opera goodness readers have come to expect. This book included one of the most romantic engagements. I wish some of the antagonists got their comeuppances better. There was a lot of storylines packed in this one and the ending seemed a bit rush.

The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the FutureThe Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve always loved lists and planning things out and I’ve been following the bullet journal craze for at least a year so I was excited for this book. Great instructional for readers who haven’t dabbled with the system yet and great for long-time users (or those who’ve fallen off the wagon) to get inspired to start again or up their game.

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To BookMeditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book by Dan Harris
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Originally I had wanted to read 10% Happier but that wasn’t available but I felt like this was much better since you get the memoir parts, the science behind meditation, and actual meditations you can do. While I usually like this conversational tone in nonfiction, I felt it was trying to hard to be clever or funny too often.

Review Notes
***= Liked It
****= Recommended
*****= Favorite

You can view all the books I’ve read at my Goodreads page.

Thanks also to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!

Thanks to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!

If you’re on Twitter, don’t forget to use the hashtag #IMWAYR when sharing your link!

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November’s Picture Book Pick of the Month- Part 3

picturebookit

As part of my Commitment to Literacy: Picture Book It challenge, I wanted to spotlight one book that I’m completely in love with. Throughout the month, I’ll do multiple posts based on the book. I hope you will end up picking up the book and joining in on the conversation.

Previous posts:
All posts pertaining to previous Picture Book of the Month picks have been archived over at Picture Book It.
November’s Picture Book of the Month- Part I- Announcement
November’s Picture Book of the Month- Part II- Review

November’s Picture Book of the Month is Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora

omu

This week, I wanted to share a couple of things.

First up is an interview with the author Oge Mora by The Horn Book’s Roger Sutton.

Second is an author essay shared on Little, Brown’s website. I loved reading behind the scenes details like deciding what the best title for the book would be.

What are your thoughts on Thank You, Omu!?

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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NFPB2018- November 14, 2018

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Lovely Beasts: The Surprising TruthLovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth by Kate Gardner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First impressions are often false impressions. In these cases, readers learn that what they know about certain animals especially their bad reputations are often wrong and shows just how much they are misunderstood.

My First Book of Feminism (for Boys)My First Book of Feminism by Julie Merberg

A board book that explains in simple terms that everyone can be a feminists by just treating each other equally. It’s in the big acts and the small gestures.

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