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My Reading Week #IMWAYR- April 22, 2019

22 Apr

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

I just went on one of my most favorite vacations ever. It was very bookish so expect a post or two about that!

I also had my 36th birthday and am holding a book drive. You can get more info by clicking on the image below.

bookdrive

Recent Posts:
#NFPB2019- April 17, 2019– I don’t know if all of you are familiar with the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge hosted by Alyson Beecher of Kid Lit Frenzy but we share great great nonfiction picture books every Wednesday. Here are two reviews of recent nfpb’s:

The UndefeatedThe Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! Kwame Alexander’s powerful inspiring poem is paired with Kadir Nelson’s always stunning artwork. Includes fantastic backmatter.

A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the MoonA Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon by Suzanne Slade
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another great picture book focusing on Katherine Johnson’s incredible contribution in space exploration!

Global Baby BedtimesGlobal Baby Bedtimes by Global Fund for Children
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Photographs of babies from all over the world with a sweet message. Great introduction to diversity. My only problem was they repeated countries in each book. I wouldn’t think it’d be necessary!

Big Foot and Little Foot (Big Foot and Little Foot #1)Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fun new series about Hugo, a sasquatch, who ends up befriending a human boy. Will their difference be too much? Looking forward to read the rest of the books in the series.

Mighty Meg and the Magical RingMighty Meg and the Magical Ring by Sammy Griffin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fun new early chapter book series about a girl who receives a female warrior viking ring as a birthday present from her aunt. All of a sudden weird things are happening around her. And now she has powers!

Ada Twist and the Perilous PantsAda Twist and the Perilous Pants by Andrea Beaty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Questioneers are back in this silly adventure as Ada and her friends try to rescue Rosie’s uncle from his perilous pants. Science and teamwork with help from an unlikely ally saves the day!

Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti CollectionHeart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection by Nick Seluk
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A quick cute read that will have readers nodding in agreement from time to time but it’s probably best to read it a little at a time.

Lights! Camera! Puzzles!: A Puzzle Lady MysteryLights! Camera! Puzzles!: A Puzzle Lady Mystery by Parnell Hall
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

While not the strongest installment in the series, it had its enjoyable parts.

Passenger to FrankfurtPassenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

WTF? When I started this, I told myself to have an open mind and go along for the ride. But then things got even more preposterous and I struggled to finish. This has got to be Agatha Christie’s worst novel.

Review Notes
***= Liked It
****= 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 to Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for their focus on Children’s Literature of this meme!

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8 responses to “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- April 22, 2019

  1. Lisa Maucione (@DrLMaucione)

    April 22, 2019 at 3:01 am

    The Undefeated is amazing. I also read it this week. Mighty Meg is new to me. It sounds like a book my beginning chapter book readers will enjoy.

     
  2. Fats Suela

    April 22, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Belated Happy Birthday, Earl! A Birthday Book Drive sounds like a fantastic idea! Kwame Alexander’s The Undefeated is on my to-read list. It looks really good!

     
  3. lindabaie

    April 22, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Love seeing about a new Ada Twist & am really looking forward to The Undefeated. Thanks, Earl.

     
  4. cweichel

    April 22, 2019 at 9:51 am

    I’ve added the Undefeated to my list Earl. The sequel to Big Foot and Little Foot is as good, if not better than this first one. I’m now waiting for the third one, The Squatchicorns!

     
  5. Michele Knott

    April 22, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    The Mighty Meg series is new to me. Looks interesting, I’ll have to check it out!

     
  6. Crystal

    April 22, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    I loved Undefeated. It’s awesome. I haven’t seen the Mighty Meg series. Thanks for sharing.

     
  7. Myra Garces-Bacsal

    April 24, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    I asked our librarian to purchase a copy of Undefeated – and really looking forward to receiving the alert that it’s been purchased. Glad to see here that another Katherine Johnson PBB is out there – I immediately put it in my Goodreads-to-find list. 🙂 Have a great reading week ahead, Earl!

     
  8. Shaye Miller

    April 25, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    I’m so happy seeing all the recent exposure of various people, like Katherine Johnson, who contributed to putting a human on the moon. Thanks for all the shares, Earl!

     

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