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-I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith [**- My Pick of the Week] This was an accidental read! I was supposed to read Kate Messner’s “Capture the Flag” but, when I picked this up and read the summary, I had to read it. I loved the world I found myself in every time I picked this book up. I wanted to savor each moment. I laughed out loud while riding public transportation during the “bear” incident. The only thing I didn’t particularly care for was the love complications. It just seemed too much!
-Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove, Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon [*] [Caldecott Reading Challenge]
-Fortune Cookies by Albert Bitterman, Illustrated by Chris Rashka [*]
-The Library by Sarah Stewart, Illustrated by David Small [*] Charming with wonderful watercolors
-Yoko Learns to Read by Rosemary Wells [*] Captures the thrill of learning to read. The mother is such a unique character in children’s literature.
-The Dunderheads Behind Bars by Paul Fleischman, Illustrated by David Roberts [*] A simple fun mystery with a ragtag cast of characters. Has a great message of friendship and teamwork
My Rating Scale
X= Skip it!
*= Liked it
I’ve started “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a book I’ve been meaning to read for awhile now. I’m liking it so far! I’ll probably read an ARC of Gretchen Rubin’s “Happier at Home” for a different experience. I enjoyed and would recommend “The Happiness Project.”
Happy Reading Week everyone!