It feels a bit weird that I’ve been consistently posting again- and, not just that, but also commenting on other people’s blogs. WordPress still frustrates me but I’ll take what I can get, I guess. Click on the image to read about a Bookish Adventure I had earlier this month.
And, now, for the book reviews…
This board book celebrates and empowers and introduces Black Lives Matter to the littlest readers. I wish this was actually a picture book with additional information on the people mentioned here.
A sweet message is paired with high contrast illustrations- black and white with splashes of red- in this board book.
Playful animal sounds paired with a sweet message in this board book of high contrast illustrations- black and white with splashes of red.
This board book of high contrast illustrations- black and white with splashes of red- gives caregivers milestones to celebrate (or look forward to) in a toddler’s life.
A surprising message that many people need to know. Sometimes the best way to help others is not to fix it for them but to listen to them. Perfect for kids who love Pokemon and the Stillwater books by Jon Muth.
Intergenerational. Cross-cultural. I enjoyed the relatable clashing when Gigi welcomes her grandfather from Japan to live with them. I can’t wait for more in this new levelled reader series.
Super popular series in the bookstore and glad I finally read one since I enjoyed it. It’s like the Magic Tree House series but more science based and featuring a more diverse cast of characters. I like all the extra materials in the back including a glossary and a quiz.
Fans of A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Mysterious Benedict Society will enjoy this quirky and kooky middle grade series. Something sinister surrounds a trio of sibling’s summer break when their parents sends them off to stay with an aunt who may not be all there and who promptly sends them off to spend some time at a water park where the weird and wretched come aplenty with admission.
I was surprised by how much I didn’t resonate with this book considering I’ve enjoyed other books by the author. I was quite squeamish in the beginning of the novel especially with the scenes in the slaughterhouse and I thought the bullying was a bit much to have to stomach at the same time. The writing was good although the reader does have to be in a particular mood to enjoy it. There were moments in the book I was really engrossed and I wished it was more of that and less of the other things I mentioned.
The Mythology Class should be considered alongside Watchmen as a classic graphic novel. Originally published as single-issue comics in 1999 in the Philippines, Arnold Arre’s masterpiece makes it US debut in this special edition.
Audacious and epic are just two words to describe this graphic novel featuring a hodgepodge collection of college students surprisingly and suddenly bound together to battle supernatural beings.
There are moments that were definitely signs of its times and doesn’t age well yet there is a timelessness with the story that will leave readers enthralled and completely anticipating what comes next for the characters in the upcoming sequel The Children of Bathala.