Saturday, May 1, 2021

2021 Favorites - part one - 5.01.21

Last year I posted a "Favorites" post three times throughout the year.  It was a fun way to look at the books that were published that year.  It's something I hope to do annually.
Looking at my 2021 reading, I can see I am behind where I usually would be at this point.  Even though it's no 2020, this year hasn't been a walk in the park either.  I have found many things to distract me and tear me away from reading time.  Sometimes I have had trouble falling into a book, whether it's a picture book or chapter book or novel!  But I keep on trying and we'll see where the year will take me!
Here are some favorites so far!

Picture Books

A Sled for Gabo                      Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Bear Island                      Outside, Inside

Sunday Funday in Koreatown                                The Lost Package

The Tree in Me                                         Something's Wrong!: A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear

Watercress                      The Wisdom of Trees: How Trees Work Together to Form a Natural Kingdom

The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics                                 Our Skin: A First Conversation about Race

Middle Grade

The Year I Flew Away                                        Starfish

Abby, Tried and True                                        The Great Peach Experiment 1: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie

The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell                                       Golden Gate (City Spies, #2)

Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations, #1)

Graphic Novels

Katie the Catsitter                                       Hilo Book 7: Gina---The Girl Who Broke the World

Allergic: A Graphic Novel

That's what I have so far!  If you've missed a title from this list I highly recommend finding it!  What is on your list... so far?
I have so many more titles to read.  Maybe I'll get "caught up" this summer??? Ha!  But I'll try!


  1. I 'finally' got Watercress from the library, haven't read yet, but I'm excited about it. I marked some of your books that I haven't read. I loved many on your list, Michele, like Bear Island! Among a few others, I guess I would add Schmidt's Just Like That. I loved it, too! Happy Mother's Day!

  2. This is an awesome list. Thanks so much for including ABBY, TRIED AND TRUE! I've read some of the others on your list and look forward to reading still more of them. Just read a review of ALLERGIC in the NYT Book Review and it looks terrific.