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|Family photo on moving day|
Despite my busy week last week, I did manage to apply for a library card in my new city of residence and amass a rather large stack of books to read. :)
Some of my favorite picture books that I read last week were:
Fresh Delicious: Poems from the Farmers' Market by Irene Latham, illustrated by Mique Moriuchi
Loved the wonderfully vivid and sensory poems in this book. I'll be writing a longer review soon.
The Tiger Who Would Be King by James Thurber, illustrated by JooHee Yoon
A classic tale that is a little too prophetic of today's modern political discourse.
Glow: Animals with Their Own Night Lights by W.H. Beck
I think I have a new favorite word: bioluminescence
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
This is a picture book version of No Crystal Stair and is the story of Lewis Micheaux, Harlem's most famous bookseller.
I Carry Your Heart with Me by e.e. cummings, illustrated by Mati Rose McDonough
I've always loved this e.e. cummings poem, and I love it even more now with Mati McDonough's illustrations. This would be a beautiful baby shower gift for a new mom.
Last week I reviewed:
The Night Gardener by the Fan Brothers
Normal Norman by Tara Lazar, illustrated by S. Britt
Good Morning Yoga and Good Night Yoga by Mariam Gates, illustrated by Sarah Jane Hinder
Currently (still) reading with my eyes and ears:
The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
Paperweight by Meg Haston