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I did not post last Monday so here is
what I read over the last two weeks. Click
on the title to go to the book's Goodreads page.
I would like to thank my friend Laurel Parker from
The Windham Public Library for always helping
me get my hands on great books.
Boot and Shoe by Marla Frazee. A very cute story about two dog brothers who do everything the same until a they chase a pesky neighborhood squirrel and things change.
Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson. An adorable adaptation of Goldilocks and the Three Bears where a bear goes into the house. There's a really neat twist at the end.
Jimmy the Greatest by Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng. Jimmy loves boxing and idolizes Muhammed Ali. He finds out there is more to life than training and helps his community by running the gym and creating a library.
The Other Side of Town by Jon Agee. When a cab ride goes to the "other side of town", everything is different. There is the Finkon Tunnel and the Spankees baseball team. It's a very silly fun little book.
This Moose Belongs to Me. by Oliver Jeffers. A really sweet story of a boy who claims to own a moose. However he meets another person who claims to also own the moose. How will they determine the true owner? Sweet story.
Squeak, Rumble. Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! by Wynton Marsalis. A terrific book to show the "music" that surrounds us in everyday things. Would make a fun read aloud. Nice way to show onomatopoeia.
It Jes' Happened. by Don Tate
This is a fascinating non-fiction read about the life of Bill Traylor, a former slave who began drawing at the age of 85. His pictures were all based on memories of his family and his life experiences.
Mary and Her Little Lamb. by Will Moses
Did you know that the famous poem/song was based on a true story? Neither did I. There was an actual girl named Mary who saved the life of a baby lamb. The two had such a bond that the lamb would follow Mary everywhere. A visiting poet saw the lamb at school and wrote the poem "Mary Had a Little Lamb".
by Holly Kowitt
The third in the Loser List series.
Review to come later.
by Barbara Brauner and James IverMattson
Release date May 14
I really enjoyed this book and I think many of my 4th graders will too. I liked that it is a middle grade book, but the characters are in middle school (12 years old). Lacey Unger-Ware (yes, an unfortunate name) is a pretty average, not-too-popular girl at school. She has a close, supportive family and a loyal best friend. However, she envies the new girl and cheerleader, Paige, who shot to super-popularity in record time. Through a series of magical events, Lacey must act as a fairy godmother to Paige or both girls' future dreams will not come true. But why would Paige, who seems almost perfect, need a fairy godmother?
I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I will be sharing The Glitter Trap with my 5th grade daughter. Children who love stories of fairy tales, magic, friendship and glitter will love this book.
Young Adult Graphic Novel
by Vera Brosgol
I had originally thought that this books was a middle grade book, but it is VERY YA. It is a bit spooky and filled with teen drama. I didn't love the fact that the main character
smoked, but I did like the book.
by Laurie Halse Anderson
LOVING this book.
Such a sad story, beautifully told.
Molly and I have abandoned Splendors and Glooms for now.
Just too "heavy". We may go back to it someday.
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