Even though there just isn't much time for reading anymore - so many things to do, so little time - I still found some great books!
Circle Square Moose by Kelly Bingham
This is one of those weird picture book sequels where you really do need to read the first one to understand this one. Although once you read the original, you'll understand that it's really hard to follow...
A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell
This was my surprise read of the week. Laughed out loud numerous times. Funny story with a great lesson! This book reminded me of Battle Bunny while staying original to its own story.
Max and the Won't Go to Bed Show by Mark Sperring and Sarah Warburton
Loved the voice in this book - told in a circus announcing tone, we hear the many reasons why Max isn't going to bed. Cute story for the younger crowd.
The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak
I can hear young kids cracking up in this great read aloud.
Winter is Coming by Tony Johnston
Love this beautiful read aloud for young kids. Depicts fall moving into winter and what animals are doing to prepare for the upcoming season.
The Storm Whale by Benji Davies
This was my second surprise of the week. Sweet story but beautiful illustrations. This is one I will be adding to my collection.
Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads by Bob Shea
Love this picture book that is more for upper elementary students than primary students. It's full of Bob Shea one-liners, but is written at a more sophisticated humorous level that will be better appreciated by the older crowd.
Doll Bones by Holly Black
I was waiting to be uber creeped out, but it never got that bad that I couldn't read the book at night :) I liked the adventure, I liked the kids-facing-growing-up theme that framed the story. I think the writing was better in this year's Night Gardener so I'm hoping there will be a matching shiny sticker on it this year.
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Hmmmm... not too far in this long book, but the verdict is still out on this one... It's different!