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I went to another Little Free Library this week and I wrote about how LFL’s make for a good summer time activity.
And we had Rosanne Parry come in to talk about her latest book Written in Stone and there was even a soap carving activity!
-Yoko by Rosemary Wells [**]
-Yoko Writes Her Name by Rosemary Wells [*]
-Yoko’s Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells [**]
Yoko and the situations she finds herself in fascinate me. I guess I enjoy the glimpse of another culture through her experiences.
-An Abundance of Katherines by John Green [**]- This is another book which I enjoyed reading but for some reason I wasn’t particularly crazy about after finishing it. For most of the time, I enjoyed how smart and fresh everything was. Afterwards, I felt it was trying too hard. It was like the way the teenagers on Dawson’s Creek talked. If any of you know what that means or understands what I’m trying to say, please let me know!
-Library Mouse: A Museum Adventure by Daniel Kirk [*]- This was sort of a cheesy (no pun intended) addition to the series but it was still cute.
-Explorer: The Mystery Boxes by Kazu Kibuishi and Various Other Writers and Illustrators [*]- I don’t really know why I picked this graphic novel up. I guess I wanted to sample the different styles but most of the stories were disappointing.
-Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein [***- My Pick of the Week]- Wonderfully entertaining! I can’t wait to recommend it to our young readers! It’s perfect for fans of The Westing Game and The Mysterious Benedict Society. I love that avid readers can get more out of the book but everyone can enjoy it. And the extra puzzle was fun. I can’t wait to see if they figure it out!
-The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman; Illustrated by LeUyen Pham [***]- This is truly a 1derful book about a 1 of a kind man who shared his passion with the world. Even if you’re not a math head, you will enjoy learning about Paul Erdos. The illustrations were filled with fun math stuff which are explained in the back of the book.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I’m reading Eleanor & Park because apparently everyone else is- or already has. So far, so good. I’ve seen it mentioned here and there but luckily my memory’s kind of wonky and I’m trying to avoid reviews. I feel like this book will make me sad. Is this another YA book where someone dies or gets seriously injured? Tell me. No, don’t tell me.
Have a great week! Happy Reading!