–#NFPB2019- July 17, 2019
From the circle of her mother’s arms when she was a baby to the other elaborate shapes found in nature that she observes as she gets older, Nanda’s world becomes more expansive that she could have imagined. A wonderful meditation in where we fit in in the big scheme of things.
A nice follow up to How to Find Gold. The two friends go off on another one of their imaginative adventures- this time to the moon with plenty of sandwiches.
A new early chapter book series featuring a Somali-American boy. Sadiq isn’t excited that his friends are allowed to be on the football team while he has to join the running team.
A new early chapter book series featuring a Somali-American boy. Sadiq forms a club to help his class decide which pet to get.
A new early chapter book series featuring a Somali-American boy. Sadiq convinces his friends to help their injured teacher with some yard work. My favorite in the series so far since I love books about kindness.
This reminded me a bit of Stargirl (which I didn’t even like) because everyone was talking about this larger-than-life character who doesn’t show up during the first day of seventh grade. His classmates try to fill the void by holding a reality TV style competition to search for his replacement. Quirky characters and not your typical situations may be a bit much for some readers to really get into it but I found the story to be quite enjoyable. It has a great message of trying to figure out who you are by deciding what kind of person you want to be.
Novel in verse about a family separated due to violence in their home country. Jude and her mom must learn to adjust to their new, unfamiliar, strange, and confusing home in the US while her father and older brother stay behind.
It’s a season of change for Delsie as summer brings in tourists from all over including one of her best friends, a new girl who causes a rift between the two friends, and a boy who has a bit of a wild side. A coming of age story that explores the complexities of family and friendship. I liked that the author has included an anagram puzzle involving the characters’ names!
***= Liked It
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