This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating my work’s seventh anniversary.
Finally! Readers will not be disappointed in meeting Iggy and Rosie’s classmate Ada Marie! Her inquisitive mind leads her to try and solve a rather smelly dilemma. Another thing I love about this series is that there are adults who are supportive of encouraging the children’s curiosity.
I absolutely enjoyed this delightful book that celebrates reading! Nick decides to teach his cats how to read and finds himself more successful with one of them than the other. The illustrations were great, especially the portrayal of the grumpy cat. It’s always nice to see how the love of reading can be fostered and nurtured. It’s perfect for summer reading!
A fun picture book about the magic of story time.
This would make for a cute read-aloud as kids follow along the boy’s lessons into becoming a lion!
I’ve enjoyed Naoko Stoop’s Red Knit Cap Girl books. Her signature style of illustrations can be seen here. I like how she accompanies the rhymes and songs with simple motion instructions.
I have no idea why they didn’t just release this as an oversized board book to make it better as a read-aloud.
I love how much fun people have been having with what makes a physical book so great! And, props to everyone designing a good book especially if has lots of little details to enjoy like this one. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where the gutter of the book is a character!
Bella and Ben’s adventures continue in this fun sequel. They find themselves characters in different kinds of books- from picture book to comics to activity book and other types in between.
I didn’t like this installment as much as I did the first two in the series but I’m sure readers will enjoy the silly interactive elements in this one.
I’m working on a school-themed post for my work’s blog.
It’s not only kids who get first-day jitters as we see in School’s First Day of School.
This charming picture book introduces a newly built school wondering how the students will like him! He worries they don’t like him. He’s a little bit mean to one of them. He’s embarrassed when his fire alarm goes off. But as the day progresses, he’s excited to learn new things and meet new friends.
Paired with Christian Robinson’s vibrant and playful illustrations, Adam Rex has created a story perfect for any classroom read-aloud.
Celebrate all the ways children get ready for the first day of kindergarten in this fun rhyming picture book. It’s a fun and funny, cute and chaotic story as we follow the morning preparations of twenty different kids!
The watercolor art is enough of a reason to get this book. Beautiful illustrations!
This quiet tale follows a girl through an entire school year as she soaks up the simple moments and gathers up strength to take on new challenges.
Based on a true story, this is an inspiring account of how important education is and the great lengths people would go to to ensure no one misses out! The illustrations are stunning!
I received this through helping fund its Kickstater campaign. I actually took the author-led tour a few years ago and I loved it. This goes in-depth of the time and places we visited. A nice guide book to have for Beverly Cleary fans or literary travelers.
I’ve decided not to post reviews for books I didn’t particular care for (unless I feel strongly against it.) If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Plus as an aspiring published writer myself, I know how much work one puts into a story so I naturally have great respect towards writers and illustrators and everyone else responsible for that creation.
****= Highly Recommended
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Have a great reading week!