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

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Camp TigerCamp Tiger by Susan Choi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stunning artwork makes this a Caldecott pick for me!

It’s the summer before a boy starts first grade. He goes on a camping trip with his family where a tiger joins them. A gentle tale about growing up.

Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend!Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! by Cori Doerrfeld
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sweet book about how endings can often lead to new beginnings.

Sadiq and the Desert StarSadiq and the Desert Star by Siman Nuurali
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A new early chapter book series featuring a Somali-American boy. A field trip to the planetarium inspires Sadiq to form a Space Club at school.

White BirdWhite Bird by R J Palacio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A new Wonder book is always exciting. In this graphic novel, we hear more of Julian’s grandmother’s story being a Jewish girl during World War II. Heart-wrenching, for sure. Lots of extensive backmatter material.

Queen of the SeaQueen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For some reason, I originally didn’t want to read this but, once I picked it up and started, I couldn’t stop!

Nuns with secrets. Exiled royalty. Life and death situations based on the early years of Queen Elizabeth the First. Portland-based graphic novelist Dylan Meconis has created a gripping historical fantasy full of details that will make young and old readers alike feel like their living on the Island during the sixteenth century. Island-raised Margaret’s quite ordinary existence in the convent becomes complicated with the arrival of William, a boy her age and her first friend, and dethroned Queen Eleanor whose schemes will put all their lives in dire jeopardy. Truly a work of art that screams for more!

I hope there’s a sequel!

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- July 8, 2019

  1. I love hearing about the new books, Earl. I didn’t know about the new ‘Wonder’ book or the early chapter book about Sadiq. I’ve seen others share Camp Tiger, will find it eventually! Thanks!

  2. I’ve put a hold on Camp Tiger and added the rest to my want to read list. I am starting to acknowledge that it should be called a might read list there are so many books on it!

  3. I hope we get a copy of Camp Tiger sooner rather than later. I’ve been excited to read that one. I’m also looking forward to reading Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! Thanks for sharing your great reads, Earl!

  4. I just about bought Camp Tiger yesterday at a bookstore but I already was over my limit. It looks really good though. I am going to try to pre-order White Bird, you just reminded me to look up the release date. Thanks for all the great shares this week!

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