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

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Welcome Home: Where Nature's Most Creative Creatures DwellWelcome Home: Where Nature’s Most Creative Creatures Dwell by Lisa Mundorff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A playful book that takes where animals live and depicts it literally.

Bruce's Big Fun Day (World of Reading Level 1)Bruce’s Big Fun Day by Ryan T. Higgins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bruce and friends will be getting new fans with this early reader.

Little Lunch: Triple TreatsLittle Lunch: Triple Treats by Danny Katz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m not quite sure how I felt about this book. I laughed at certain parts. There was an overall feel of things not quite meshing. But I think kids who enjoyed The 13-Story Treehouse will enjoy this series also from Australia where snack time or recess is called “little lunch.”

A Place to BelongA Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Powerful. Moving. I didn’t really know about Japanese internment camps until a few years ago and I think more people need to learn about them. There’s so many good things about this book that I can’t really process it all yet but I love the grandparents. I wish there’ll be a sequel to this. One of my Newbery picks for 2019.

Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and BadKeep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad by Austin Kleon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Quick bite sized advice to inspire.

For my Reading the Rainbow BINGO Reading Challenge

Antonio's Card/La tarjeta de AntonioAntonio’s Card/La tarjeta de Antonio by Rigoberto González
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bilingual English/Spanish. A boy feels embarrassed about his mom’s partner, Leslie, who his classmates make fun of for looking like a guy and dresses in messy paint-splattered overalls. When Mother’s Day comes, will he be too embarrassed to show the two women in his life how important they are to him?

A Church for AllA Church for All by Gayle E. Pitman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Simple text celebrates a Sunday morning session based on the inclusive Glide church in San Francisco.

When We Love Someone We Sing to Them: Cuando Amamos CantamosWhen We Love Someone We Sing to Them: Cuando Amamos Cantamos by Ernesto Javier Martínez
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bilingual English/Spanish. A sweet story about a boy finding the perfect song to sing for another boy.

I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in LettersI Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters by Bayard Rustin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

More people need to know about Bayard Rustin, a gay African-American activist who played a role in practically every major Civil Rights Movement events. Through his correspondences, we learn about his beliefs. A great example of a flawed individual who did great good things.

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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5 thoughts on “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- June 31, 2019

  1. Ooooh, I’m adding A Place to Belong to my TBR list right now. I don’t know how I’ve overlooked this one. I tend to gravitate toward the longer “upper” middle grade books (and I love historical fiction). Thanks for sharing this title, Earl!

  2. So many to love here, Earl. I love the idea of Antonio’s Card, will be sure to find it & A Place to Belong. I love Austin Kleon, would like that new book by him, I’m sure. Thanks for all!

  3. Kadohata does write so powerfully. I remember her Kira Kira vividly. Antonio’s Card also caught my eye – and I Must Resist – I love love love biographies. Have a great reading week!

  4. I agree with others here that you have so many great books on your list today. A Place to Belong is now on reserve for me at my library. I’ve read books about Japanese internment camps here in Canada, but am looking forward to reading this one after your remarks here.
    I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters is available at my library. Thanks for this.

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