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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Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Completed!

I visited a couple of new bookstores- and a hotel library- this past weekend! Read about it here.

It’s that time to nominate a bookseller who you think deserves a holiday bonus! James Patterson is once again awarding independent booksellers bonuses totaling $250,000. I encourage you to visit your favorite independent bookstore and get to know the staff. And nominate the one that has gone above and beyond your expectation! Deadline is October 12th. For complete rules and the nomination form, click here or the image below. And, why not give them a shout-out in the comments!

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Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village - Bilingual English and Japanese TextYuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village – Bilingual English and Japanese Text by Sunny Seki

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a delightful book I stumbled upon at the library. I was attracted by the artwork and the fact that the main character is blind. A fun take on how Daruma Dolls came to be incorporating a wonderful Buddhist philosophy that if you fall seven times, you must get up eight times. Bilingual Japanese and English.

A Boy Like YouA Boy Like You by Frank Murphy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A feel-good book celebrating boyhood veering away from toxic and outdated ideas and instead encouraging a strong sense of self and treating others with kindness.

The Thing about Bees: A Love LetterThe Thing about Bees: A Love Letter by Shabazz Larkin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was recommended to me by a customer. Part love letter from a dad to his two sons and part manual on bees.

The Fisherman & the WhaleThe Fisherman & the Whale by Jessica Lanan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This wordless picture book captures the relationship we have with the natural world as a father and son discover a whale tangled up in the nets they cast.

Flubby Is Not a Good Pet!Flubby Is Not a Good Pet! by J.E. Morris

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

With easy to read text, repeated words, and fun illustrations, this is fun new series for emerging readers.

Flubby Will Not Play with ThatFlubby Will Not Play with That by J.E. Morris

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

With easy to read text, repeated words, and fun illustrations, this is fun new series for emerging readers.

Who is Smiling?Who is Smiling? by Yusuke Yonezu

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Another cute book from Yusuke Yonezu which will have young readers guessing who’s smiling.

StargazingStargazing by Jen Wang

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really didn’t know what to expect when I picked this upcoming graphic novel by the author/illustrator of The Prince and the Dressmaker but I was quite taken in by the story about new friendships and secrets.

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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5 thoughts on “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- August 26, 2019

  1. I can’t wait for find and read a copy of A Boy Like You. I am always looking for books like this. I’ve just requested Stargazing from Netgalley as The Prince and the Dressmaker was on the short list for a Cybil award last year. (I was one of the judges)

  2. The James Patterson award is so cool — thanks for letting me know about this, Earl! I’m excited to get my hands on Stargazing by Jen Wang. It looks like it’s going to be very good. I’m also hoping we get a copy of A Boy Like You in our collection. This is such an important topic and we don’t have nearly enough reading to help boys explore uniqueness (and not attempt to fall into stereotypes). Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful reading week!

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