This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating throwbacks.
[***] Little Elliot and Mouse are back in this sweet if somewhat predictable story about families. This will resonate with anyone who knows that family isn’t just the people who we’re born into but the people that make us feel like we belong.
[**] A cute book about opposites.
[****] A super adorable that celebrates friendship, gratitude and sleepovers. It has a classic picture book feel to it!
[**] A cute pop-up book for young readers.
[****] A quiet book about friendship with gorgeous illustrations that practically screams Caldecott! A boy and his family move to a new faraway lonely place but soon make friends.
[**] I liked the song. A song sometimes needs to remain a song and not a picture book.
[**] While it reminded me of Dr. Seuss’ McElligot’s Pool (storywise) and Jon Klassen’s illustrations, it didn’t leave much of an impression with me. A boy becomes an explorer using his imagination and ends up appreciating his place.
[**] A companion book to their Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, critters return to beg the reader to leave the book open to avoid all the dangers of a closed book.
[***] The lyrics from Sting’s “King of Pain” is accompanied by minimalistic illustrations. The artist was inspired by the pain his son was going through. An attention grabbing book.
[***] Quirky delightful picture book about one’s work week. Readers will enjoy the absurdity of the situations and illustrations.
Meet the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A Day with the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Travels with the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Counting with the Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
[**] The Little Prince board books are a cute introduction to the beloved story and characters using original illustrations, and often repeated within these books. Meet the Little Prince has English and French text. Counting with the Little Prince offers a lift the flap surprise at the end.
Mini Myths: Brush Your Hair, Medusa! by Joan Holub, Illustrated by Leslie Patricelli
Mini Myths: Make a Wish, Midas! by Joan Holub, Illustrated by Leslie Patricelli
[***] Mini Myths board books introduces the youngest readers to mythology by putting the classic characters into toddler/preschool situations like not wanting to clean up one’s appearance or making a bad messy decision.
[**] A day in the life of a father-daughter duo in which he encourages her to ask him all the questions she has. Sweet but maybe a tad too sweet.
[***] A book of feelings are presented in this interactive book. Great companion to In My Heart. I even thought it was from the same person.
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel with illustrations by Jon Klassen will give you nightmares! It’s definitely one of this year’s must read books. The perfect book for these chilly nights!
I wasn’t sure I was ever going to read this because it was written by a previous Real World cast member but I’m glad I did. Not only was it a reminder that reality TV was better and more substantial back then but HiLo is one of my favorite graphic novels this year.
Lots of adventure and humor. Great cast. Can’t wait for the next one!
Other books to check out until then, Smash: Trial by Fire by Chris and Kyle Bolton and Earthling! by Mark Fearing.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
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Have a great reading week!