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This week, I posted:
–New Releases– Read my reviews for:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating happy days.
[***] This bilingual book makes a celebration of books. A nice book to have if celebrating (or planning to celebrate) Children’s Day/Book Day. Includes tips.
[We Need Diverse Books]
[***] A cute book which explains the disappearance of a certain sandwich. The surprising reveal will make readers laugh.
This has been a breakout hit at our store. A grandmother and her grandson highly recommended it to me.
This is a great choice for reluctant readers. It has adventure and a good mix of text and illustrations. I love telling the parents that there are educational factors as well since each book takes place in a different country. In the beginning of each book, there are mission files- information about the countries and the spy gadgets being used. Also fun is when you flip the pages, there’s a running Jack Stalwart on the bottom right corner!
I can’t wait to read more of this series!
This will definitely be a book people will be talking about this year.
It’s an adventure story between a boy and his dog.
It’s a friendship story between the boy and a girl and deciding how far one should keep a secret.
It’s a story about a boy with cancer who runs away from home and decides to climb Mount Rainier. While death casts its shadow over the entire narrative, this is ultimately a life-affirming story.
Maybe if I were an animal lover, I would have had a stronger emotional connection. I did appreciate the use of haikus throughout.
I had been meaning to read The Financial Lives of the Poets ever since I’d seen Jess Walter read from it a few years ago. In fact, even back then, I wanted to listen to the audio book since he’d be narrating it.
I just love the plot: A middle-aged man starts a poetry financial website after losing his job and ends up hanging out with trouble-making teenaged drug users. Walter’s writing style reminds me of Sherman Alexie’s- deftly mixing the drama and the humor.
Aside from not like the main character all that much because of his poor choices, I guess I could see how he’d find himself in the predicaments he’s created for himself.
A solidly entertaining read.
As I always say with the books in this series, reading them is like meeting friends over tea. It’s a guaranteed cozy time.
I’ve got to say though, everything’s been wrapping up a little bit too nicely and they are being too lenient on Charlie.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
Have a great reading week!