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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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!


Spencer's New PetSpencer’s New Pet by Jessie Sima
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Super cute wordless picture book about friendship styled as a silent movie.

Looking for YesterdayLooking for Yesterday by Alison Jay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Alison Jay delivers another winner not only with her classic illustrations but also with a story that celebrates all the wonderfulness the future holds even after experiencing the perfect day.

Extraordinary: A Story of an Ordinary PrincessExtraordinary: A Story of an Ordinary Princess by Cassie Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A quick but delightful read about a princess who sets off on a quest to be less ordinary.

A Wolf Called WanderA Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’d been wanting to read this since everyone I knew was raving about it. I was also super impressed by the artwork. But I do have an aversion for animal stories. Based on OR-7’s long journey home, a young wolf gets separated from his pack and must navigate a whole new world unfamiliar to him full of wonder and danger. This novel reminds me of Jack London’s works, Sara Pennypacker’s Pax, Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan, and Peter Brown’s The Wild Robot.

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!

5 thoughts on “My Reading Week #IMWAYR- September 2, 2019

  1. Four of five stars for A Wolf Called Wander must mean you liked it, Earl. It was a great read for me! I have Looking for Yesterday, saving it for Grandparent’s Day. It is lovely for sure. The other two are new titles, and put on the list! Thanks!

  2. Tragically, there are no independent bookstores left in my town! I will have to journey into the nearby city so I can recommend one.

  3. I’m adding Looking for Yesterday to my list right now. This sounds like a good one! And I’m so glad you enjoyed A Wolf Called Wander. I so appreciated that sweet, innocent voice trying to figure out the world around him — including companionship. Thanks for these shares, Earl!

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