It's Monday February 9th

Welcome to my little corner of book heaven. Here's what I read the last two weeks. Don't forget to visit the lovely hosts of this meme - Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers. There are links to a LOT of posts there!

Picture Books

Jane Yolen - I am on a mailing list that Jane maintains. She puts out a poem every day and just asks that those who read take the time to read one of her books each month. Some months I forget, so this month I snagged three picture books from my library.

Lovely illustrations and very simple text.

Book love is evident throughout this one. Baby Bear insists that there are books over the entire day.

Odd and slightly creepy, but beautiful. Would be fun near Halloween!

Award - Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book
I'm adding this to use with my students this week as we discuss and write blurbs for books with diverse creators and characters.

Award - Schneider
I loved that this is a true story! I'm also using this one with my students this week.

Interesting - but there's something about the illustrations that didn't do it for me.

Young Adult

PopSugar - banned book.

Painful and beautiful. I'm so glad I made the time to put this one at the top of my list.

Comic - issue 4. This is a great series! I need to reread all of them in order. Creepy boarding school in Gotham - what's not to love?

PopSugar - author under 30 years old.
Audio book. I wasn't keen on the narrator, but the story of "EOs" (extra ordinary) people being created by near death experiences was chilling. What is the line between hero and villain?

Middle Grade

Comes out Feb 24th. What do you do when you find out the REAL reason your mother left is that your family is under a curse and you may be next? Lovely tale of family and forgiveness.

What can I say about this one? All caught up on Nerdbery again... and enjoyed every minute. I'm not a sports person, but I loved these characters and the novel in verse style packed a huge punch.


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