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This week, I posted:
–Flashback Friday: Have you ever felt betrayed by a book? “I guess because of the positive effects and influences it had on me outweighed the negative press is why I still haven’t dismissed it.”
Also, on Facebook, I asked, “Anyone else who doesn’t like to give up on a book even though they’re not liking it?”
We had our annual Educator Night this past Monday. I’ll write a post about it and the books we recommended soon.
-I Am Mixed by Garcelle Beauvais and Sebastian A. Jones, Illustrated by James C. Webster [**]- This was actually pretty good. I saw this on display at our store. I’m always on the look out for books that tackle topics that might relate to certain groups of people or start meaningful conversations. Told through the viewpoints of mixed twins, this book does just that.
-Elmer by David McKee [*]
-Little Ghost Party by Jacques Duquennoy [**]- This board book is cute!
-Ah Ha! by Jeff Mack [*]- Interesting concept only mildly entertaining.
-The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten by Maureen Fergus, Illustrated by Mike Lowery [**]- I had to talk about this during Educator Night and read it the day of. I was glad I liked it. It’s great when kids can learn from a book but not realize it because the story is so cute and funny.
-My Blue Is Happy by Jessica Young, Illustrated by Catia Chien [*]- Interesting and somewhat playful approach to feelings and the colors associated with them.
-Nasreen’s Secret School by Jeanette Winter [**]- Based on a true story, this is a great picture book that highlights the importance of education. It’s always mindboggling to see how other countries seem to value education more than we do here. But it’s also been nice to see in real life and online so many dedicated teachers who give their all despite being overworked and underappreciated.
-My Blankie by Alice Beauvisage [*]- This is a cute board book.
-Warning: Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt, Illustrated by Matthew Forsythe [*]- Available August 27th. Review on Tuesday?
-A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza [***- My Pick of the Week]- A customer recommended to me as a great book about adoption. And I’ve recommended it to others since then. But I actually read it this time and I loved it.
-The Fox in the Library by Lorenz Pauli, Illustrated by Kathrin Schaerer [*]- This was a cute book even though it seemed there were plot holes in it. And I was kind of appalled by the behavior in the library.
-My First Dictionary by Ross Horsley [**]- I wanted a quick light read. This is in no way for kids as can be deduced from the tagline: Corrupting Young Minds One Word at a Time. It is laugh out loud funny though.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I’m still reading Thinking in Numbers by Daniel Tammett.
Have a great reading week!
Edited to add this iPad Giveaway on Twitter from Cash4Books, where I used to work! It’s so easy and feel free to share it with others. Click on the image below for more details.