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This week, I posted:
–Celebrate This Week– I participated in the launch of this new meme. A lot of my moments were book-related so please take the time to read it. And, it’s just a positive thing to be a part of!
Nancy Tillman was at our store last Sunday to do a reading of her latest picture book I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love.
-Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall [**- My Pick of the Week]- I wanted to see what all the buzz was about and this did not disappoint. Plus, the format was something I was considering for my stories.
-Hug by Jez Alborough [*]- A cute book about a monkey that sees other animals hugging and then realizes he has no one to hug himself.
-The Boo! Book by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, Illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli [*]- A picture book perfect for Halloween that “breaks down” the wall between the narrator and reader.
-I Am Not Little Red Riding Hood by Alessandro Lecis, Illustrated by Linda Wolfsgruber [*]- An imaginative story that’s not so much a retelling of a familiar fairy tale but a sort of meditation of what’s real and what’s make believe.
-Wild by Emily Hughes [*]- This picture book from Hawaiian artist reminded me of The Jungle Book, Lafcadio, and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. It’s about a little girl raised by animals and then taken to live with humans. Wild illustrations.
-Grumbles from the Forest by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Illustrated by Matt Mahurin [*]- Reminiscent of Marilyn Singer’s Follow, Follow and Mirror, Mirror about offering different perspectives in fairy tales.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I’m actually going to finish The Ghost Map for one of my reading challenges.
Have a great reading week!