It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
I’ve read lots of great books lately, mostly, of course, picture books, though I haven’t stopped by #IMWAYR in a while. Here are 5 2017 picture books I’ve given 5 stars to in Goodreads.
Caring for Your Lion – Fun structure and super humor!
Noah Webster’s Fighting Words – Fascinating (even to a non-history buff) story of how our words and particular American style of spelling matter, with guest appearances from a rather conceited Noah.
We’re All Wonders – The message every single kid needs to hear and absorb.
The Youngest Marcher – Story of unbelievable courage and an excellent example of taking tough, scary topics and making them work for kids!
Big Cat, Little Cat – Yep, I cried. And with Jack, my beagle, not doing so well, this hit extra close to home. A beautifully told story about life and death.
I feel lucky to have SO many fantastic books available to read and share! It’s so inspiring to me as a children’s author:>)
It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover your next “must-read” book!
Jen Vincent (stole the above paragraph from her) at Teach Mentor Texts rounds up the kidlit version of IMWAYR each week.
Sue Ready says
Did you read Star Tribune’s list of new picture books (by Laurie Hertzel) with a Minnesota twist printed last week?
I did! So nice to be included in that list–and I added several to my own tbr list:)
Sue Ready says
Yes indeed it was an quite an honor for you to be on the list and a tribute to your amazing creativity and well crafted words.
I loved Big Cat, Little Cat. I’ve heard of many of these other picture books, and am going to have to track them down.
Linda Mitchell says
I have been reading Pablo Neruda — Poet of the People. It’s just beautiful. The illustrations and illustrated text make the book call out for a re-read. Today, I am reading and studying, You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen by Carole Boston Weatherford….illustrated by Jeffrey Boston Weatherford. It’s really. I’m analyzing time/setting specific language. I’ll share on a Poetry Friday someday soon.
I love the Neruda one. Haven’t read You Can Fly. Carole does such an incredible job with historical poetry. I love her Becoming Billie Holiday.
Great picture books on your list this week! Fighting Words is the only one I still need to find!
Oh, Michele, go find it! It is awesome. Funny and informative–full of great voice and making historical connections I never knew about. It’s really terrific.