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What Are You Reading? (154) #IMWAYR – July 12, 2015

10 Jul
Thanks to Book Journey for starting this whole thing!

Thanks to Book Journey for starting this whole thing!

Thanks also to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!

Thanks also to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!

Please like The Chronicles Of A Children's Book Writer Facebook page!

Please like The Chronicles Of A Children’s Book Writer Facebook page!

If you’re on Twitter, don’t forget to use the hashtag #IMWAYR when sharing your link!

This week, I posted:

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:

Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating Green Bean Books.

Good Night, Firefly by Gabriel Alborozo

Good Night, Firefly by Gabriel Alborozo


[**] A little girl captures a firefly to help her during a dark night. She learns a lesson in friendship as their time flies by.

Americanine: A Haute Dog in New York by Yann Kebbi

Americanine: A Haute Dog in New York by Yann Kebbi


[**] This is New York as seen from the eyes of a traveling dog.

Hungry Roscoe by David J. Plant

Hungry Roscoe by David J. Plant


[**] A hungry raccoon comes up with silly costumes to try and fit in with the zoo animals in order to get food. But the zookeeper is having none of it. Throw in a bunch of monkeys and things get wild.

The Boy Who Loved the Moon by Rino Alaino

The Boy Who Loved the Moon by Rino Alaino


[**] Beautiful illustrated picture book based on a short film about a boy who’s willing to go great lengths to prove his love to the Moon.

 Wherever You Go by Pat Zietlow Miller, Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

Wherever You Go by Pat Zietlow Miller, Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler


[***] At first, I thought this was going to be a sappy book and a rip-off of Oh the Places You’ll Go but I loved both the message and the illustrations. I’ll definitely be recommending this.

Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on KindnessCongratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness by George Saunders
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A wonderful little book of George Saunders commencement speech he gave back in 2013. As the subtitle says, he shares his thoughts on kindness- simple, profound truths he’s learned along the years. There’s also some illustrations throughout the book.

“[M]y heartfelt wish for you: as you get older, your self will diminish and you will grow in love. YOU will gradually be replaced by LOVE.”

View all my reviews

Rating Scale
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
***= Recommended
****= Highly Recommended
*****= Favorite

Have a great reading week!

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6 responses to “What Are You Reading? (154) #IMWAYR – July 12, 2015

  1. Linda Baie

    July 13, 2015 at 6:11 am

    I’ve given that Saunders book as gifts to people; it’s great. Love the look of Hungry Roscoe and Wherever You Go, Earl. Thanks for all the books shared!

     
  2. Lisa Robles

    July 13, 2015 at 6:55 am

    I love Frida Kahlo so I always try to find Diego books to complement. Thanks!
    Lisa
    LisaTeachR’sClassroom

     
  3. The Logonauts (@thelogonauts)

    July 13, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Some charming and humorous books, Earl. I am definitely curious about Wherever You Go.

     
  4. Ricki Ginsberg

    July 13, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I’ve never read the Saunders book, but thank you for sharing it! I will have to find a copy at my library and give it as a gift! Have a great week, Earl.

     
  5. Kellee Moye (@kelleemoye)

    July 13, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Wherever you Go looks adorable! Definitely on my TBR now. Thank you!
    I also would love to read the Saunders speech. I will need to see if my library has it.

    Happy reading this week! 🙂

     
  6. Myra GB

    July 15, 2015 at 3:52 am

    I am liking how commencement speeches are now being made into books (there’s one by JK Rowling as well if I am not mistaken). Wherever You Go looks very inspiring indeed – will have to find that one. 🙂

     

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