I changed the name for my “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” posts to “My Reading Week.”
This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday
–Celebrate This Week– This week I’m celebrating the people- especially the kidlit community- who are finding ways to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Lyrical text and beautiful illustrations- one of my Caldecott contenders for the year, in fact!- will take readers along for the ride as a family drives across Cuba in a car that despite having seen better days has been taken care of over the years to have it do what’s it supposed to do. I love when picture books seems to only be one thing but actually has multiple layers written into it.
A beautiful book to help soothe the fears one may have of all the bad news we’re bombarded with. Hopefully this will inspire readers to see what good they can do and to invite others to join them!
Based on a popular Mexican song and inspired by the author’s grandfather’s life as a musician, it follows the joys and sadness of three family members and how songs can soothe the soul through good and bad times.
A celebration of diversity, our differences and similarities, and our connectedness through our shared interest of trying to figure out who we are. Simple text and beautiful illustrations make this a great book for kids to start asking big questions.
Spend a day with a Portland baby and see sights and experience things that might be unique to a child from the city of roses. My favorite part is probably the final two-page spread which includes questions for young readers to engage more with this board book.
Readers will love this sequel in which the power of friendship is able to bring back the magic in the land of unicorns.
Very fun picture book about standing up to bullies. Imaginative and full of positive reinforcements.
A cute addition to the series. It must be difficult to continue this kind of books but this works!
Another fun addition to this series. A story about friendship, a monster really good at blending in with its surrounding, and a mysterious new superhero that will have readers dancing!
****= Highly Recommended
You can view all the books I’ve read at my Goodreads page.
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Have a great reading week!