Book Journey, Jen over at Teach Mentor Texts along with Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It's Monday! What are You Reading?
Last week I reviewed:
Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens
I finished reading:
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Alright. I've staked my claim. This one is already my favorite to win the 2015 Newbery. You heard it here first folks.
No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
always been fascinated with the Harlem Renaissance and while Lewis
Michaux's Harlem bookstore opened after this golden age in African
American literary history, the spirit of it lived on in his book store.
I finished listening to:
From Norvelt to Nowhere by Jack Gantos
Jack Gantos narrating the audiobook certainly makes this one, along with the first book, worth a listen.
Picture books I enjoyed last week:
Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden, illustrated by Renata Liwska
Liwska has such a distinct, gentle illustration style that I can always
pinpoint her books before I even read the name of the illustrator on
the cover. She is one of my favorites.
Water Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Violeta Dabija
Simply beautiful. I loved this one even more than A Leaf Can Be...
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Currently listening to:
In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Interrupted Tale by Maryrose Wood