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My Reading Week #IMWAYR- July 9, 2017

09 Jul

I changed the name for my “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” posts to “My Reading Week.”

This week, I posted:
-Summer Resolutions: Summer Update
-My Bookish Travels: San Francisco 2017
-Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday

Sparkle BoySparkle Boy by Lesléa Newman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I wish I liked this more because we definitely need more books like this and the message is important but the story could definitely have been better.
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Open Me...I'm a Dog!Open Me…I’m a Dog! by Art Spiegelman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What a fun find! Find out how this dog became a book in this silly story full of hilarious misadventures!
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The Story I'll TellThe Story I’ll Tell by Nancy Tupper Ling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A sweet adoption story that mixes whimsy and magic into the actual tale of how the child came into the adults’ lives.
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Renato and the LionRenato and the Lion by Barbara Dilorenzo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A beautiful picture book about a boy and a stone statue of a lion that comes to life one night during World War II. Fantasy is interwoven into a time in history where even art needed protection from the evils of war. Includes fascinating author notes as well.
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Can You Find My Robot's Arm?Can You Find My Robot’s Arm? by Chihiro Takeuchi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The illustrations here were stunning. I wish there was a seek-and-find element to this.
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In My Room: A Book of Creativity and ImaginationIn My Room: A Book of Creativity and Imagination by Jo Witek
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I wish I liked this more because I’m always intrigued when a new book comes out in this series (which is apparently called Growing Hearts). The art is much more appealing than the text. There are some cute moments though.
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LinesLines by Suzy Lee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Suzy Lee always delivers. And Lines doesn’t disappoint with her signature wordless storytelling style relying on her gorgeous illustrations to take readers into unexpected places!
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Comics Squad #3: Detention!Comics Squad #3: Detention! by Jennifer L. Holm
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I wish I liked this installment more but it has enough star power to have it be popular with kids. I wasn’t really familiar with some of the contributors’ works so maybe that’s why I didn’t enjoy it as much. And at least one story felt rushed in terms of its artwork but that was probably the style the graphic novelist was going for.
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Review Notes
***= Recommended
****= Highly Recommended
*****= Favorite

You can view all the books I’ve read at my Goodreads page.

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!

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Have a great reading week!

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6 responses to “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- July 9, 2017

  1. aaroncleaveley

    July 9, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Renato and the Lion looks interesting, I like a little history in a children’s book. I think you are right about Comic Squad too, if there are a couple really good stories, it will be enough for many kids at my school given the list of authors. Thanks for the post!

     
  2. Michele

    July 10, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Kellee Moye was just talking to me about Renato. I’ll have to try and find it. I need to get the next Comics Squad. It is a series that is always checked out from my library.

     
  3. Tara Smith

    July 10, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I had the same feeling about Sparkle Boy – what a pity, because the message is one we need to have out there in kid lit.

     
  4. Jane the Raincity Librarian

    July 10, 2017 at 10:15 am

    I love Suzy Lee’s wordless picture books, they’re just so inspiring, and such a great creative tool to use with kids!

     
  5. Stacy

    July 10, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Open Me, I’m a Dog looks adorable and I love The Story I’ll never tell. I will add the others to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

     
  6. ejmam

    July 10, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    I know the feeling of really wanting to like a book more, because you like what it is trying to do but don’t think the pieces hold together as well as they could.

     

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