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My Reading Week #IMWAYR- May 13, 2019

13 May

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

I’m getting back on the groove of things after a wonderful vacation. I’m trying to catch up on blogging about it.

Recent Posts:
April Update
My Coast to Coast Vacation, Part 1: West Coast
My Bookish Coast to Coast Vacation, Part 1
My Coast to Coast Vacation, Part 2: East Coast

William's DollWilliam’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a delightful find this classic landmark book was. A boy wants to play with dolls and that causes lots of problems for him. He gets taunted. He is persuaded to play with other toys more appropriate for boys and he does but he still wants a doll. Will someone understand him?

I read this after buying it to donate to my Book Drive to get diverse books to kids of low-income households: https://thechroniclesofachildrensbook…

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I didn’t really get a chance to read much during my vacation but I decided to pick up these Larry Gets Lost books and share some older ones I’ve read in the series.

Larry Gets Lost in New York CityLarry Gets Lost in New York City by Michael Mullin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It’s been super fun to see Larry has gotten lost in the places I’ve visited. With my recent trip to New York, naturally I had to pick this up!

Larry Gets Lost in San FranciscoLarry Gets Lost in San Francisco by Michael Mullin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Larry Gets Lost series is a cute way to sort of remember one’s vacation in a specific city. I like how it’s a guide book and that they have actually storylines.

Larry Gets Lost in SeattleLarry Gets Lost in Seattle by John Skewes

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Larry the dog had gotten lost in Portland and so I wanted to check this one out. I had been to Seattle once so I think that helped me enjoy the story.

Larry Gets Lost in PortlandLarry Gets Lost in Portland by Michael Mullin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

With the fun and colorful illustrations, kids will enjoy seeing familiar famous landmarks they’ve visited- or will visit. There’s also an actual story which is good.

Portland ABC: A Larry Gets Lost BookPortland ABC: A Larry Gets Lost Book by John Skewes

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A fun and colorful addition to the Larry Gets Lost series finds the dog and its owner back in Portland. Letters are hidden in some of the illustrations.

Larry Loves Portland!: A Larry Gets Lost BookLarry Loves Portland!: A Larry Gets Lost Book by John Skewes

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A cute board book in the Larry Gets Lost series featuring Portland!

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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6 responses to “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- May 13, 2019

  1. Shaye Miller

    May 13, 2019 at 10:06 am

    I am absolutely stunned by the fact that William’s Doll was written over 45 years ago — before I was even born! Wow. Definitely want to hunt this one down. Thank you for sharing, Earl!

     
  2. lindabaie

    May 13, 2019 at 10:22 am

    I have William’s Doll, bought it for my son so long ago! The “Lost in” books will please a lot of people I think. Fun to hear about them, Earl. Hope you had a great vacation!

     
  3. Elisabeth Ellington

    May 13, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Your trip sounds amazing! Thanks for linking to your posts here so that I could catch up. Wonderful photos! I also can’t believe that Willilam’s Doll was written 45 years ago. Wow. It actually holds up very well, I think. I’ll be in Portland in a couple of weeks for a conference and I need to find your bookstore! I can’t think of anything better than a children’s bookstore!!

     
  4. Lisa Maucione (@DrLMaucione)

    May 13, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    It’s been quite a long time since I read William’s Doll. It’s somewhere on my shelves – I should dig it out.

     
  5. carriegelson

    May 14, 2019 at 6:54 am

    So nice to see William’s Doll. I still use that one in my classroom!

     
  6. cweichel

    May 14, 2019 at 7:02 am

    William’s Doll is such an important classic! Both of my son’s had cabbage patch dolls and clothes for them that my mother had made. They used to dress their other stuffed toys up in them. I like to think it has helped them become the considerate kind men and father’s they are today. Those Larry books look fun. I wonder if he will ever get lost in a city in Canada.

     

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