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I didn’t know who Miranda July was but felt compelled to go to her reading at Powell’s for her debut novel, The First Bad Man. I’m so glad I went because she was witty, insightful and very genuine.
This week, I posted:
–Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day– Read my reviews for:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating Richard Blanco’s For All of Us, One Today. Read my review of my latest favorite book.
A kite takes a penguin on an unexpected journey far from home bringing with them some surprise visitors. Fun illustrations.
I love the surprise reveal of Awesome Man’s secret identity. Michael Chabon offers a unique take on the superhero story.
Part counting book and part find-it book, readers will also take away how acts of kindness can lead to all sorts of good things.
Cute story. Cute illustrations.
Young readers are introduced to the concept of death by comparing to wind. The breezy text with the warm and inviting illustrations encourage discussions. I appreciate that this picture book didn’t focus on one particular belief.
I like recommending Toon Tellegen’s books to fans of Winnie-the-Pooh and The Wind in the Willows. Charming stories featuring animals with a sensibility that only children’s books tend to have. I love how the nonsensical don’t need to be explained. They can just be taken as they are and appreciated that way!
A sweet story about a boy who’s excited to be the Star of the Week at School. He can’t wait to show off his lint collection! But things don’t go exactly as planned. A sleep-deprived best friend and a make-believe sibling are just some things to expect in this funny early chapter book that’s wholesome but still interesting.
Rev your engines for this out of this world trippy adventure about three friends who enter a car contest. A diverse cast of characters, a rare look into Mexican American car culture, and Spanish words incorporated into the text make for a unique reading experience.
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Expect reviews for these books during Wednesday’s Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge post:
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
-Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong
-The Young World by Chris Weitz
-The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde
-The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford
I need to start Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo for our Family Book Club at work.
Have a great reading week!