We are getting ready for our Fall Scholastic Book Fair so I tried to get caught up with some of the titles that will featured at the book fair this week!
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor
This is such a beautiful fall book! Wendell Minor is such an amazing illustrator and this book, with all of its fall colors, is simply gorgeous! I love the way Minor makes the pumpkins personality come to life in all of the different locations across the United States. Wonderful book to add to your fall collection!
Remy and Lulu by Kevin Hawkes
The back of the book jacket says, "Style is all in how you look at it." I love that quote. That should sum up art - it's all in how (and I think who) looks at it. Cute story.
Loved the miniatures by Hannah E. Harrison.
Wordless Picture Books
Draw! by Raul Colon
Fun, wordless picture book that shows a young boy imagining himself traveling to Africa and drawing the many animals he meets there. Fun to think about what the conversation would be between the boy and the animals.
Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle
I liked Flora and the Flamingo but I really love Flora and the Penguin. I felt there was more to the story in this one - Flora and the Flamingo had their friendship going, but this time, Flora and the Penguin have friendship, their ice skating, and the problem with the fish! I love the story on top of the ice and the story below the ice! And just like in FatF, the artwork and the picture flaps are so amazingly done, so amazingly placed. Molly Idle is the Queen of the wordless picture book!
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
So glad to read more Raina stories! I know kids will love this graphic novel but for me, she wrote my childhood. I loved seeing Strawberry Shortcake dolls, Wilson Phillips lyrics and feathered bangs!!
I enjoyed how this story went back and forth from Raina's teenage years and when she was a kid.
Early Chapter Books
Disaster Strikes: Earthquake Shock by Marlane Kennedy
Great new series for fans of "I Survived". Present day fiction that shows a natural disaster. Kids in 2nd-4th grade will really enjoy this new series.
Loot by Jude Watson
I enjoyed it, but especially the ending. That's when the action was quick, fast and furious and there was no way I was going to bed until I finished it!
This is the second "heist" book I've read this year, the first being The Great Greene Heist. I think overall, I enjoyed TGGH better - I liked the middle school atmosphere, the kids working together to overcome a bully. Loot had more of a kids being bad, but not really feel, and more suspend your belief action. TGGH had that too, but I think with the kids in Loot traveling cross country, it seemed even harder to believe!
Doll Bones by Holly Black