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This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my review for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating getting to away for awhile.
–National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature: Part 3: Walter Dean Myers– Read my review for:
[***] This is the updated edition of the book which comes out March 24th. I’m hoping to do a future post about this book once I read the original edition.
[**] A new addition to the bestselling series.
[***] A fun concept book series in board book format includes tactile elements. I love the bold designs.
[***] A cute picture book for kids (& adults) feeling out of sorts.
[***] Fans of Press Here! will be delighted by this new interactive book which invites readers to take a better look at the world around them.
[***] Gorgeous illustrations make up this wordless picture book that goes to show how little things and little people can make the world a beautiful and more colorful world.
[***] A guinea fowl sends for spots to fit in and gets all kinds of spots except the right ones! Except, sometimes, the wrong ones are right in this playful story about conformity.
[***] A ravenous wolf eats the sky and it’s up to a boy and the animals he meets along the way to get it back where it belongs. This folk tale has been part of the Rauh’s family for generations. This version is from nine-year-old Anna! I love the mixed media illustrations.
[***] Readers will marvel at this visual stunner of a book! What looks like random blots of colors reveal animals once the printed acetate page overlaps with it.
[***] A young bird is getting ready to fly. Or is he? Readers will cheer him on and will be delighted by what he does end up doing! I love Ole Konnecke’s distinct style.
[**] What the story lacks, the adorable illustrations make up for it!
This is a beautiful quiet story and quite suspenseful in its own way. The characters weren’t that fleshed out but were still very memorable for their emotional journeys. I am intrigued enough to read the other books in the series and maybe even watch the films.
‘Books crowbar the world open for you.’
In this magical tale, a girl with hair “the color of lightning” is raised by an eccentric but kind man. When the Welfare Agency decides that he is not suited to be raising a girl, off they flee to Paris in search of her mother. There they find a new world populated by Rooftoppers, homeless kids who live on roofs. It’s a thrilling chase full of beautiful characters and language that plays like music. I felt the book ended too soon!
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I’m hoping to finish Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz before Wednesday’s Family Book Club. And, I need to find another audio book to start listening to.
Have a great reading week!