I was able to go to Las Vegas to be with my brothers and sisters and see other family members. The recap can be read here.
I was also able to go on a library hop and visit new bookstores which you can read on my other blog.
And, I finished my Season of Baldwin Reading Challenge which I’ll post about next week.
I had named this time the No Bummer Summer and while it hasn’t been the case, I know there’s still plenty of time left to turn things around or to add no bummer elements to the rest of the summer.
So far this year, I’ve read 312 books.
The breakdown is:
17- Adult novels
19- Adult non-fiction
22- Graphic novels
45- Middle Grade novels (Goal: 52)
201- Picture Books and Board Books
8- Young Adult novels
65- Nonfiction Picture Books (Goal: 104)
35- Audio Books
And, now for the book reviews…
Based on the author/illustrator’s own childhood experiences, Vanessa wants to make a good first impression with her classmates. But when her outfit is deemed too much and her name too long, she starts second guessing her approach until her parents remind Vanessa to just be herself and people will see what makes her special that way.
Being the new kid in school is never easy especially when you get teased and nicknamed “Bird Boy.” But even though Nico wants to fit in, he can’t help his flights of fancy and, soon, his classmates are drawn by inner confidence and want to become his friend!
Ramon is nervous about his first day of school- and so is his boogeyman friend El Cucuy. In a hilarious turn of events, Ramon ends up comforting El Cucuy that he is scary enough despite all the changes happening in their lives. The sweet story of facing one’s fears incorporates Spanish words into the text.
Build up excitement for the upcoming school year with this fun picture book. Chant along in celebration of meeting cool teachers and making new friends.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Reading!