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For #FlashbackFriday, I wrote about my Reading Challenges. How are you doing on yours?
-Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson [*]- I actually read this a week or so ago and forgot to list it. Cute book. Odd enough, there’s another book about a bear named Otto.
-If You Were a Panda Bear by Florence Minor and Wendell Minor [**]-This works as a sweet read-aloud story filled with wonderful pictures. The last couple pages include some fun facts about the different kinds of bears mentioned in the book so there’s an educational element to it as well.
-Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell [****- My Pick of the Week]- Just finished it and wanted to see what other bloggers I knew thought of it. I was so worried the whole time I was reading it of what was going to happen at the end for some reason. I thought it was going to be another one of those YA novels where one of the main characters dies or gets seriously injured- purely as an emotional moment for the reader to have. Without spoiling anything, the ending was what it needed to be. Everything about the book seemed so real. The characters came alive and I guess that’s why I was so protective of them. Their situations (in school and at home) rang true. No one was treated any more special (or celebrated for their differences) than they needed to be despite the fact that this is a wonderful love story about two misfits who each find a sense of belonging with one another.
-Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger [**]- A simple very literal story about a timely topic.
-Larry Gets Lost in Seattle by John Skewes and Robert Schwartz [*]- Larry the dog had gotten lost in Portland and so I wanted to check this one out. I had been to Seattle once so I think that helped me enjoy the story.
-Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne, Illustrated by Sal Murdocca- [*]- I wanted to see why this series was so popular. While I thought it was only OK, I can understand why kids might enjoy these books. I definitely admire the concept and contribution of Mary Pope Osborne and the Magic Tree House.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I’m reading Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu and will probably start on my Reading Challenges.
Have a great reading week!