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This week, I posted:
It’s been another busy week, including having to lead a volunteer session all by myself. I had to share stats and everything! It was a great crowd of young and old, newbies and regulars, and all of them with interesting stories to share about their backgrounds and talents. We also had a wonderful time talking about books and movies and volunteering while ensuring that kids from low-income families got books.
-Ann and Nan Are Anagrams by Mark Shulman, Illustrated byAdam McCauley [*]- Cute wordplay. I liked that the original title was going to be Anagram Green Gables!
-The Voyage by Veronica Salinas, Illustrated by Camilla Engman [*]- This is a cute book reminiscent of The New Arrival by Vanya Nastanlieva and A Home for Hermit Crab by Eri Carle.
-I Like It When… by Mary Murphy [*]
-How Kind! by Mary Murphy [*]
These books were recommended to me. How Kind is a cute story about acts of kindness. I Like It When is perfect for those not wanting a sex attached to the characters.
-The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty, Illustrated by Thomas Docherty [*]- This may have been a case of a book I didn’t enjoy as much because I had high expectations.
-Penguins Hate Stuff by Greg Stones [X]
-Here I Am by Patti Kim, Illustrated by Sonia Sanchez [*]-I’m always on the lookout for new wordless picture books. This was being compared as Shaun Tan’s The Arrival for a younger audience. It does have the same theme of moving to a new place and trying to fit in.
-Boxers by Gene Luen Yang [****]
-Saints by Gene Luen Yang [****]
My Picks of the Week! Wow! I’m always excited when Gene Luen Yang has a new book out and I was doubly so when I learned of this two-volume set! This didn’t disappoint even though, admittedly, I was worried it was going to be heavy on the history stuff. But he still managed to incorporate his magical realism. Boxers & Saints tells the story of Little Bao and Four-Girl, two young people from opposing sides of China’s Boxer Rebellion. Each volume presents their respective perspective. Original and innovative, Yang has a gift for storytelling!
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I should read some new middle readers for work. And I still my reading challenges to go through.
Have a great reading week!