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What Are You Reading? (56) #IMWAYR – August 18, 2013

18 Aug
Thanks to Book Journey for starting this whole thing!

Thanks to Book Journey for starting this whole thing!

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

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

Please like The Chronicles Of A Children's Book Writer Facebook page!

Please like The Chronicles Of A Children’s Book Writer Facebook page!

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

This week, I posted:
Flashback Friday: Meet Max, the character for my picture book
Why I Should Be Happy

-Peck by Lucy Cousins [*]

-I’m Not a Pig in Underpants by Elwood Smith [*]

-One Night, Far From Here by Julia Wauters [**]- One of the most beautiful picture books recently released is One Night, Far From Here. Julia Wauters created a visually stunning bestiary set in different landscapes and taking place during different times of the day and night. Kids will enjoy the story and searching for all the animals in the pages!

-V Is for Vegan by Ruby Roth [**]- This was actually pretty good. It wasn’t overly preachy.

-The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool, Illustrated by Alison Jay [**]- This a wonderful fairy tale with a very important message of not using more than you need. Very reminiscent of Dr. Seuss.

-On a Beam of Light by Jennifer Berne, Illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky [**]- Another great non-fiction picture book this time about Albert Einstein as a young boy just curious about the wonders of the world around him.

-The Listeners by Christopher Pike [**]- Rereading one of his rarer books not just because this was “adult”- and, yet, I was reading this in middle school. I don’t know why since it’s creepy. He does a great job of mixing straight up police procedural and throwing in supernatural and spirituality elements. [Off the Shelf Reading Challenge.]
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-Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin [***- My Pick of the Week]- Grace Lin recaptures the magic of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon in this equally enchanting tale of a boy in search of the missing moon and himself. It’s about the magic in the stories we tell others and ourselves. It’s also about family and forgiveness.

-Anything Is Possible by Giulia Belloni and Marco Trevisan [*]

-Stick! by Andy Pritchett [*]

Rating Scale
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
***= Recommended
****= Highly Recommended
*****= Favorite

I’m reading Thinking in Numbers by Daniel Tammett.

Have a great reading week!

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4 responses to “What Are You Reading? (56) #IMWAYR – August 18, 2013

  1. Myra GB

    August 19, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Hi there Earl, I’m very glad to hear about this title: One Night, Far From Here by Julia Wauters – our next theme has something to do with Beasts and Monsters – so bestiaries are definitely part of the mix. I shall find this book!

     
  2. The Styling Librarian

    August 19, 2013 at 6:35 am

    I haven’t read a Christopher Pike book since high school…. memories. 🙂

     
  3. Maria Selke (@mselke01)

    August 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I really really loved On A Beam of Light – it even made my 10 for 10 picture book post! I have Lin’s Starry Sky book on my shelf at work, I’ll have to bump it higher up my TBR list.

     
  4. Linda Baie

    August 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Just got On A Beam of Light from my library-will read it soon! I will check out the Wauters book-sounds interesting, & I’m so glad to hear you like the Grace Lin books. They’re such good stories that weave things together beautifully. Thanks, Earl!

     

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