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This was a good reading week. I ended up reading a lot- and a lot of variety.
This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday: Check this post for review of
Care for Our World by Karen Robbins, Illustrated by Alexandra Ball [*]
–Reading Challenge: Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit
– Check this post for reviews of
–Celebrate This Week
: This week, I celebrate friends, food, and books! Check this post for reviews of
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh [***]
Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann, Illustrated by Kerascoët [**]
Ice by Arthur Geisert [**]
The Giant Seed by Arthur Geisert [**]
Presto Change-O! by Édouard Manceau [**]- A cute large-format board book with movable pieces that transform everyday objects into animals. A cauldron transforms in a raccoon, for example. Naturally, the pieces will tear after a few reads in the hands of excited young readers.
Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray, Illustrated by Kenard Pak [***]
Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward, Illustrated by Steve Jenkins [***]
Expect reviews of these two books during the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge post.
Coyote Run by Gaetan Doremus [**]- A fun take on the Spaghetti Western, part of the Story Without Words series.
Letter Lunch by Eliza Gutierrez- Wordless but full of letters! This picture book finds two kids in search of letters for a midday meal. This would be good for letter recognition.
The River by Alessandro Sanna [***]- Beautiful almost wordless graphic novel. Each season introduces a new story along the river. Can be for kids but the appeal is for any age that appreciates art!
The Chicken Thief by Béatrice Rodriguez [**]- Part of the Story Without Words series, this is the first book in a trilogy about a chicken and a fox. This is a great introduction to the characters and will definitely have readers wanting more!
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin [****- My Pick of the Week]- I’m very partial to books about books. This adult book is about a recently widowed bookseller who finds a baby abandoned in the store. It’s also a story about starting over. A touching love letter to the bookselling profession. I can’t wait to start recommending this to our customers!
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I picked up The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and hopefully I’ll actually read through it this time and learn some things from it!
Have a great reading week!