I have two weeks of reading to report, but not a lot of reading happened. Beginning of school happened instead :) Last weekend I ran 19.3 miles through "The Happiest Place on Earth", aka Disneyland, which cut into my posting! Although the long plane ride helped with getting some reading done!
I'm putting this post together late Sunday night, so here's just a few highlights:
Penguin's Big Adventure by Salina Yoon
I love Penguin stories. Some are stronger than others. This one made me smile. It's no Vacation or meeting Pinecone, but it's a keeper!
Waiting by Kevin Henkes
I read this book over the summer, but was so happy to hold this book in my own hands and have time to pour over the illustrations. I think the illustrations are stand-out, gorgeous and worth multiple viewings. The story was ok for me. Sweet, easy and calm.
it's tough to lose your balloon by Jarrett J Krosoczka
Fantastic way of looking at life.
Two Mice by Sergio Ruzzier
A fun way to use the numbers 1, 2, 3 in a clever and fun way.
This book has been getting some Mock Caldecott love, and I'm putting it on my Mock Geisel list!
A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen
Wonderful historical fiction. I vaguely remember learning about the Iron Curtain. I really didn't understand the implications or what it meant for citizens. I think books like these are really important to get in the hands of students - they get to see historical events from the point of view of someone their age.
Firefly Hollow by Alison McGhee
I'm not a big animal story fan. Talking animals usually do not do much for me. But this book is so full of heart, I absolutely adored it. Reminded me a lot of Cricket in Times Square.
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick
Great new superhero! I found myself smiling as I read this book. Hilo is a great, fun new character and this series is going to be one that will appeal to many children.
Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Oh wow, what a powerful story! Loving it. My heart goes out to the characters.
Can't wait to find out what you're reading!