Water Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas
There will be more on this fantastic book in an upcoming Wednesday post, but I had to share it today, as well. Great book for April - springtime, Earth Day, poetry month! This book is not to be missed! And don't miss this great Nerdy Book Club post from the author - I love getting the background information about a book, how it's put together and what the book means to the author!
A Leaf Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas
I think I love the blues in the water book more, but another spot on poetry book that inspires from Salas!
Please Bury Me in the Library by J. Patrick Lewis
Princess Sparkle-Heart Gets a Makeover by Josh Schneider
Cute story about a jealous dog and a doll that gets a new makeover!
Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
Great for a friendship unit!
The Sandwich Swap by Rania Al-Abdulllah
Another good friendship unit book. Or maybe one for not judging other people's food!
Alice From Dallas by Marilyn Sadler
I adore books that encourage me to use a southern accent when reading it!
The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems
Mo is back at it, and I feel this Pigeon version gets even better than the last couple. I think this story will resonate so well with young readers because everyone has not wanted a bath at some point or another!
The Short Giraffe by Neil Flory
Cute story about a giraffe that doesn't have quite the same stature as the other giraffe's! Good for problem/solution
Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull
Fantastic beginning biography of a truly inspirational woman!
2007 Geisel Award winners
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont
Zelda and Ivy - The Runaways by Laura McGee Kvasnosky (2007 Award winner)
Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
I love fairy tales. I really really love the show Once Upon a Time on ABC, especially the Rumple character, so this book was right up my alley! Shurtliff does an amazing job telling the story from his point of view and she asks, what if Rump isn't the bad guy? Great story for middle grade readers!
We were so lucky to meet Liesl Shurliff today. It was my daughter's first meeting an author moment! Very exciting!
Starting this week/Continuing to Read
Tempting Fate by Jane Green
I'm starting another adult book! Yea! I think it's important to take a step back every now and then and read books that are just for us. Yes, this one is pure chick lit, but they are fun to read!
I really wanted to be done with this, but I barely cracked the spine this week! We'll try again!
We're almost done listening to this one! It's good so far!