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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TrumanTruman by Jean Reidy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A cute tale about a turtle who goes off on a quest to save his friend- a girl who unbeknownst to him just went to school.

Lubna and PebbleLubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A gentle story that reminds readers that even in dark moments, we all have the ability to shine a light.

A Stone Sat StillA Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A contemplative picture book about perspective- of what a thing is in a particular time and what it becomes over time through various lenses. A book worth rereading.

How to Walk an AntHow to Walk an Ant by Cindy Derby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A quirky tale about a young entrepreneur who gives her expert advice on what she does best- walk ants!

Kenny & the DragonKenny & the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was absolutely charmed by this story. It’ll make for a nice read a loud at home or in the classroom. I love the lesson that just because something is different or misunderstood doesn’t make it a monster. I also like that it encourages creative problem solving.

Look Both WaysLook Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A collection of stories around the premise of what happens after school on a specific day. Fascinating pieces showcase different lives. I only wish the connecting factor was stronger or delivered a stronger, maybe even surprising, punch.

The Accomplice (Theodore Boone, #7)The Accomplice by John Grisham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If Encyclopedia Brown wanted to be a lawyer instead of a detective, he would be Theodore Boone. Both series have a small town feel to it although, admittedly, Grisham’s is a bit grittier. Even then, not by much. I’m kind of interested how long this series will go for.

Postern of Fate (Tommy and Tuppence, #5)Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The last Tommy and Tuppence mystery was also the last novel Agatha Christie wrote. A bit too meandering for my liking.

Curtain (Hercule Poirot, #42)Curtain by Agatha Christie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Goodbye Poirot and Hastings! Even though I’ve read this a couple of times before, I was still surprised by the solution. And maybe because I was reading this after so many years, it seemed like a real goodbye.

Sleeping Murder (Miss Marple #13)Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Yay! The last Miss Marple! The story started out like it was going to be a whole other genre at first (like a supernatural thriller) but it reeled itself back and became a mystery. While supposing to be the final mystery featuring Miss Marple, this was written a couple decades ago so it almost read as an earlier case. Some of the reasons behind certain actions were hard to swallow.

Review Notes
***= Liked It
****= Recommended
*****= Favorite

You can view all the books I’ve read at my Goodreads page.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Reading!

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3 thoughts on “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- August 5, 2019

  1. Interesting to read your review of Look Both Ways, Earl. I loved Lubna & Pebble, a sweet message. Thanks for each one!

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