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This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week I’m celebrating literacy and festive moments.
–Recommended Titles for Kids 0-5– Lots of nonfiction picture books here and some of my favorite picture books of the year!
Library-loving Lottie finds a new friend at her most favorite place. Imaginative and fun picture book featuring diverse characters. I can’t wait to read the first one in the series.
This would make for a great read-aloud. A tiger ends up turning up in the least unexpected places much to a boy’s dismay!
Lovers of fairy tales and musicals will enjoy this play. Familiar characters and new situations. What happens when you get what you wish for? It’s got me excited for the upcoming film adaptation coming out in December 25th!
A fun story about a bear who’s trying to sleep and a duck who just can’t. It’s a familiar plot but at least the illustrations are nice.
Twin siblings have different interests but they end up working together on a story inspired by something they overhear in the library. Very creative!
This wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. This falls in the younger age of the middle reader demographic and I can see how this would be a good read aloud to the school-aged under seven crowd. I would be interested to read more of Quinny and Hopper’s adventures since the last part of the book was when it actually got interesting for me.
I liked the alternating chapters with their respective perspectives. I also ended up appreciating just how difficult it must be to write a good kids book.
Another surprise! Maybe I’m biased towards books that are loosely about the love of words and the power they have to affect people. This one has a group of boys who love synonyms and have some sort of exclusive club. There also ends up to be a poetry battle. But it’s a coming of age story of a boy trying not to make war with a certain girl in his class and trying to make peace with his family who considers him to be too pessimistic.
Funny. Touching. And relatable.
Bears. Hunting. Two things I had no interest in reading about.
But this book was absolutely captivating! Thirteen-year-old Tyson wants to go hunting with his best friend (who also happens to be his grandpa) to impress a girl he likes. But nothing seems to be going his way. There’s drama at home and in school- and a deadly bear on the loose in the place where they’re planning on going to hunt.
Tyson’s conflicted emotions rang very true. And there were a couple of spots that really took me by surprise.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
Have a great reading week!