This week, I posted:
–#IMWAYR– Updated since I forgot to include the reviews the first time around.
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating gratitude and my #Grateful4 challenge.
[***] A cute board book with die-cuts of a snowball that gets out of control. Apparently some editions are wordless and some have simple text.
[***] I remember this being read to us during the Children’s Institute. It’s nice to see this in physical book form.
[***] I love that this poem is available as a picture book for younger readers to enjoy. Read my review of Richard Blanco’s memoir/poetry collection here.
[***] A girl gives animal attributes to various family members and wonders about what makes her unique.
[***] We follow three students from different backgrounds as they adjust to their new school. This is great for both the newbies in class (to let them know things get easier) and the students already there in how to make them feel more welcome.
[***] A fun story of what happens when you add, take away or replace a letter in a word. This follows one girl’s plan to fly a plane. This is also a good story about moving on from a loss.
[****] Great book about masculinity and emotions.
[***] Two worlds collide in this artistic vision of laser cuts and fold outs. How does a snowflake meet an ink drop and how do their worlds change after their chance encounter.
[***] A wordless picture book takes readers into a winter landscape. It’s the story of two sisters and a snow rabbit they come across. A surprisingly affecting book.
[***] This pop-up will delight readers of all ages.
[***] Hauntingly beautiful. The story and the illustrations will stay with you long after you close the book.
As much as I was hoping there’d be a new title in this series, I was still surprised when I found out there was one! What I like about this graphic novel is that Mirka is your typical untypical heroine. She gets into lots of trouble. She’s an Orthodox Jew in a stepfamily. Her relationship with her stepmother is particularly complex. I also enjoy learning new words and traditions throughout.
At times, brilliant. At other times, too smart for its own good.
At times, insightful. At other times, very preachy.
Patrick Ness tells the story of the Unchosen Ones, those who aren’t destined to save the world but still have to deal with the fall out between the battles of Good and Evil.
It took awhile to get into but once it got good, it was unputdownable.
I usually don’t write reviews for Agatha Christie books since how many times can I say how much I liker her and how brilliant she is.
While I enjoyed the characters of husband and wife adventurers, Tommy and Tuppence, and the humor of using the different detecting skills of various famous sleuths including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, the mysteries were kind of weak and basic.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
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Have a great reading week!